Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. Summit County judge, husband voluntarily quarantined amid coronavirus concerns after trip to Italy. Madison Heights has declared what amounts to no-spanking zones in key public spaces, including the city hall, public library, police station and recreation center. That may be an affront to anyone following the familiar Judeo-Christian saying "Spare the rod and spoil the child. But city council members recently voted against that age-old parental advice. They passed a resolution to discourage corporal punishment by creating a "Hit Free Zone" in at least 10 public areas, with signs that say exactly that.
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Your kid mouths off for the umpteenth time, and you've had it. Gone are your lofty notions of teachable moments. You yell, "Go to your room! You're not alone. The knee-jerk reaction when our kids misbehave is often to do exactly what we got as kids.
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There is a classic story about the mother who believed in spanking as a necessary part of discipline until one day she observed her three- year-old daughter hitting her one-year-old son. Children love to imitate, especially people whom they love and respect. The same discipline techniques you employ with your children are the ones they are most likely to carry on in their own parenting. The family is a training camp for teaching children how to handle conflicts. Studies show that children from spanking families are more likely to use aggression to handle conflicts when they become adults. Children learn that when you have a problem you solve it with a good swat. A child whose behavior is controlled by spanking is likely to carry on this mode of interaction into other relationships with siblings and peers, and eventually a spouse and offspring. Most of the time I show him lots of love and gentleness. You may have a hug-hit ratio of in your home, but you run the risk of your child remembering and being influenced more by the one hit than the hugs, especially if that hit was delivered in anger or unjustly, which happens all too often. Spanking sabotages this teaching.
Sara works in the areas of juvenile law and child welfare, and we are delighted to welcome her to the blog. Last Tuesday, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson pled no contest to misdemeanor reckless assault after being charged in September with felony child abuse for disciplining his 4 year old son with a switch. Nike terminated his contract on Tuesday, and his future with the NFL remains uncertain. She brought him to a doctor, who made a report to Texas authorities. Adrian Peterson was criminally charged, and there are limited references to a child protective action. North Carolina has a universal mandated reporting law, requiring any person who has cause to suspect a child is abused, neglected, or dependent to make a report to the county department of social services where the child resides or is found. The bruises and cuts on the child should have resulted in a report to a county DSS, thereby triggering the child protective services action. Upon determining a child is abused, the DSS director must report those findings to the district attorney and law enforcement for possible criminal investigation.