Sunday, June 2, 2019
ItÃ¢â¬â¢s Time to Put an End to Corporal Punishment in Schools Essay
Its Time to Put an End to Corporal Punishment in SchoolsSeven countries-Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Italy and Cyprus- see laws making it illegal for parents to use physiologic punishment on their children. Corporal punishment in schools has been banned in all the countries in Europe, South and primal America, China and Japan. The United States has outlawed incorporated punishment from our prisons as cruel and inhumane treatment, as well as wife-beating, once thought to be the good of a husband. Why dont we afford the same protection to our children? Our culture sanctions the use of corporal or physical punishment as a way for parents to discipline their children. Just a few weeks ago Marvin Munyon, president of the Family Resource Forum based in Madison, Wisconsin, was at the Eau Claire Gospel Center to let loose about and demonstrate the proper way to spank children. Mr. Munyon would have us believe that discipline other than spanking is inef fective (Emerson 1B, 3B). From my experience as a child and a parent I have found the opposite to be true. If we take a look at what discipline is and the reasons parents use physical punishment, we can then start to understand that there are more effective ways to discipline children. Websters New World Dictionary defines corporal punishment, as bodily punishment. The word punish is defined by the same source as to cause to undergo pain, loss, etc., as for a crime. There is no mention anywhere in this definition about indoctrinateing or training which is one of the definitions of discipline training that develops self-control, efficiency, etc. What does physical punishment teach children? For one thing it teaches them that its ok... ...Associated Press. To Spank or not to Spank? Debate continues after Georgia incident. A Matter of Discipline. Baltimore Sun, The (Baltimore, MD), July 10, 1994 1J. Available NewsBank NewsFile Collection (1991-current) (Onlin e). Emerson, Julian. raffish As Discipline Promoted. Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, September 23, 2000 1B, 3B. EPOCH-USA. Spanking Facts & Fiction. Homepage. 15 Oct. 2000 http/www.stophitting.com/EPOCH/epoch_spanking.htm NCACPS Facts About Corporal Punishment. Homepage 15 Oct. 2000 http/www.stophitting.com/NCACPS/NCACPS_facts_about_corporal_punishment.htm Schulte, Brigid. AMA research suggests spanking kids hinders discipline more than it helps. Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, princely 14, 1997. Available NewsBank NewsFile Collection (1991-current) (Online).