Parenting; it sure as heck ain't easy. There's no manual to read from, most of the time it's just sheer guesswork, and because of this - every parent has their very own parenting style... which is fine, because if it works, then it works right?
so strict that they don't even give their children a chance
And then there are the other parents who fall somewhere neatly in between, and they will only hand out discipline when it's extremely needed. Well... they try to at least, that is.
“Smacking is harmful to a child’s mental health, it models aggressive behavior and it says to them that it is OK to use violence. Sixty countries already have full bans, including Sweden, Ireland, Spain, Germany, and Portugal, and it is time
John Drewicz, Association of Educational Psychologists national executive committee member, has said:
However, not everyone seems to agree that this is the right answer, surprise surprise.
“However, we need to ensure that children are legally safeguarded in their own homes. We are not talking about dictating to parents how this is done but what we are saying is that it in 2018 beating children in anger, or as part of a pre-meditated p
Dr. Mary Bousted, who is the joint general secretary of the National Education Union, explained that parents have the right to set boundaries for their children and discipline them in a reasonable way.
Dr. Stuart Waiton, who is a sociologist and campaigner at Be Reasonable Scotland, does NOT agree.
“Only 30 percent of Asians approve of spanking, while a whopping 82 percent of African-Americans do so. The numbers for Caucasians, Native Americans, and Hispanics follow the national average, at 71 percent, 75 percent, and 74 percent, respectively.
He explained that many of the types of discipline parents use would, in fact, be illegal if it was used on other adults. He said;
PJ media has also offered some interesting statistics on how different cultures actually view spanking. According to their own website:
The study also found that education and politics play a role in whether or not parents choose to spank their children as a strong form of discipline.
“Interestingly, the more education a person has, the less likely he or she is to support spanking. 87 percent of men with only a high school diploma call the practice acceptable, while 67 percent of women with that level of education do so. Even few
The website added:
At the end of the day, it's incredibly likely that this topic will ALWAYS be debated because let's face it, it's highly unlikely that all the parents and parenting experts of the world will 100% be on one side or the other.
But what do you think about it? Are you team Spank Your Kids, or team DON'T Spank Your Kids? Either way, let me know in the comments! And don't forget to share this with your friends and family so that they can join in on the debate too! AAx