Committing wrongdoings is tantamount to punishment, in these cases; adults tend to do corporal punishment as their way of disciplining their children. As long as children are perceived of doing something unacceptable, adults has the liberty to do corporal punishment, also known as physical punishment (Benatar 1998). In line with this, reasons behind American adults' practice of corporal punishment are compared to different cultures and its usual effects to children's behavior are thoroughly taken attention with this article
[...] Same goes in the institutions, corporal punishment is done through spanking, letting the student do extra works on PE class and confining children to uncomfortable spaces. These are the usual punishments in schools if children do violent acts like combating other students or non- violent acts like bringing unaccepted things to school like cigarettes or any firearms, not listening to class and destructing classroom discussion or simply cutting classes. The American Medical Association defined this situation as the “intentional infliction of pain or discomfort and/or use of physical force upon a student as punishment for an offense or behavior" (Orentlicher, 1992). [...]
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[...] United States corporal punishment has always been the usual choice in disciplining children and youth ever since the colonial times. Only during the past 20 years has there been an outcry on bringing to a halt the practice of corporal punishment in school to children. From the time of the seventeenth century, within the Western world, adults committing corporal punishment with children have decreased. Most of the decreases were the intense types of physical abuse but the less hurtful violence which is still considered as corporal punishment continued (Andero & Stewart 2002). [...]
[...] Those parent who has experienced lesser difficulty in life seems to have moderate punishment prepared for their children, their usual punishment are not violent such punishments are time- out, withholding privileges or the most common one, grounding children and the number of days depend on the weight of the fault. Although, cultural values and beliefs of a person still contributes to how parents perceive to how children should be raised (Barrow Evans & Davies, 1997). Effects of corporal punishment vary in different forms. [...]
[...] England remains to be the only European nation legally allows corporal punishment in school, but to the rest of Europe, it has been strictly forbidden. Also in Sweden, a decision was made of banning physical punishment both at home and in school on 1979 (Andero & Stewart 2002). In Jamaica they have been used to discipline their children in an authoritarian way which is learned that it prevents the child from socioemotional consequences in Western cultures (Baumrind, 1991). Parenting in Jamaica has always been considered as oppressive, unsympathetic and obnoxious (Arnold, 1982; Leo-Rhynie, 1997; Sharpe, 1997) which sometimes causes inappropriate disciplining to children (Sloley, 1999). [...]
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