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I’m a student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies.

Physical Punishment: A Cultural Practice?

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‪Research shows that not only is the use physical violence as discipline unnecessary, but it may even increase children’s aggression and create problems into adulthood. How do we educate parents on the unnecessary use of physical violence to discipline children without insulting their cultural values or practices?‬ Many cultures find physical punishment to be a completely normal method of discipline. Is this acceptable? Why or why not?
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Being a child development major, I frequently discuss parenting methods with my peers. I have found that many people, even future educators in my classes, use physical violence to discipline their children. I personally find it totally unnecessary and it shocks me that there will be future child care providers who find physical punishment to be an acceptable method of discipline. I never know whether I should share my opinion on physical violence and the affects it can have on children, or if I should let others parent in their own style and stay out of it. It’s a topic that I constantly find my self revisiting.
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Does anyone believe in or know someone who believes in corporal punishment as an affective way to discipline? If so, what are the reasons?
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