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Few things are as so well supported by research literature and so well agreed upon by psychologists across the board. tulane.edu... www.nospank.net...
You may not take it too far. But we both know people who do
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Originally posted by Unity_99
I would like to know where the law is, that allowed this case to go forward.
The mother pleading guilty to a bogus charge is what allowed this to go forward. If she plead innocent, the same would be true. Had she challenged the jurisdiction and refused to plead until actual jurisdiction was proven on record, it is doubtful this would have moved forward and the scolding judge would have been saying something else all together. The mothers own plea of guilt empowered an arrogant judge and encouraged this nonsense.
Originally posted by guessing
Originally posted by Horza
Originally posted by Greensage
I am absolutely floored! We can kill adults but we cannot spank a child?
This has got to stop! It is high time punishment for wrong-doing becomes the norm! Personally I would pull that Judge's pants down and spank him myself! Publicly!
The reason why we kill adults is because we spank children.
edit on 18/6/11 by Horza because: (no reason given)
Is that really so?
what world do you live in?
Originally posted by destination now
so the 3 smacks she had as a young child have not had any effect on her (nearly) adult attitude to dealing with situations...(but she doesn't always clean her room
Would you smack your spouse for stepping out onto the road in front of a car?
5. What does it feel like to be smacked?
Children talked about the considerable physical hurt and emotional impact of being smacked. They did not view smacking as "trivial".
"It makes you feel sad" (8 year old girl)
"It hurts - where it hits" (8 year old boy)
"It feels like you've been stung like a bee" (6 year old girl)
"Feel ill" (6 year old boy)
"It gives you a big red mark and it stings a bit" (7 year old girl)
"It feels like you're going to cry 'cause it hurts you that much" (7 year old boy)
"Inside your body hurts" (6 year old girl)
"Upset" (7 year old boy)
"Angry" (7 year old boy)
· Studies by the NSPCC suggest that 80% of UK parents have smacked their children.
· Research by the Office for National Statistics shows that 88% of people think parents should have the right to smack their children.
· According to studies, you’re more likely to smack your children if you were smacked as a child.