I was watching Issues with Jane Valez-Mitchell, and she was talking about the mom who killed her teenagers because they were being mouthy. It was revealed that prior to the murders, one of the girls confided to the school nurse that the mom abused her by slapping her around. The nurse called the police, and the police confronted the mom, but because they were no marks on the child, there was nothing they could do.
Jane questioned whether or not the current law regarding corporal punishment should be revisited? If those kids had been taken out of the home when the girl told the nurse her mom abused her, she would be alive today.
I think children should have the right to live in a household free from the fear of physical punishment. Just as women have domestic violence shelters and hotlines to aid them in fleeing an abusive situation, children should have the same resources available to them.
How do you feel? I'm not looking for a spanking/non spanking debate. I'm asking if you think children should have the right to live in a home without the fear of being spanked/hit/whatever term you use to suggest corporal punishment?
I think schools should teach children that if they have a fear of being punished corporally by a parent or guardian, they can talk to a trusted counselor.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:23 PM on Feb. 2, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:29 PM on Feb. 3, 2011
Answer by idaspida at 9:27 PM on Feb. 2, 2011
Answer by matthewscandi at 9:29 PM on Feb. 2, 2011
Answer by MELRN at 9:30 PM on Feb. 2, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 9:31 PM on Feb. 2, 2011
Answer by AmaliaD at 10:07 PM on Feb. 2, 2011
So if a man hits me, it's ok so long as there are no marks?
That is how it is. Is it unfair? Yes, but that is life. You can't have you husband arrested for hitting you unless there are marks.
This is not even a spanking v non-spanking because "slapping around" your teenage daughter is not spanking. There is not even comparison.
Answer by matthewscandi at 10:40 PM on Feb. 2, 2011
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:24 PM on Feb. 2, 2011
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