Willingly or unwillingly, parents tend to beat their children as a disciplining measure. However, latest research confirms that spanking perpetuates violence in children and lowers their self-esteem. Here are some alternative strategies that can help parents to avoid spanking. Parents often beat and slap their children, quite oblivious of the fact that spanking perpetuates violence in children. But latest scientific research confirms that spanking teaches children to use aggression as a means to achieve their ends. It has been observed that children who have been spanked are more prone to low self-esteem, depression and acceptance of low-paying jobs.
Survey shows 77% of parents across India spank their children at home
Do you hit your children to discipline them? - Times of India
The legality of corporal punishment of children varies by country. Corporal punishment of minor children by parents or adult guardians, which is intended to cause physical pain, has been traditionally legal in nearly all countries unless explicitly outlawed. According to a estimate by Human Rights Watch , "Ninety percent of the world's children live in countries where corporal punishment and other physical violence against children is still legal". This defence is ultimately derived from English law. Countries or territories that have or will have completely prohibited corporal punishment of children are listed below in chronological order :. Banned in , school corporal punishment was re-legalised in and punishments by physical pain lasted until the s. The instruments were rebenques , slappings in the face and others.
Homework, stress, and tradition make it hard for Indian parents to spare the rod
Physical or corporal punishment by a parent or other legal guardian is any act causing deliberate physical pain or discomfort to a minor child in response to some undesired behavior. It typically takes the form of spanking or slapping the child with an open hand or striking with an implement such as a belt, slipper, cane , hairbrush or paddle , hanger, and can also include shaking, pinching, forced ingestion of substances, or forcing children to stay in uncomfortable positions. Social acceptance of corporal punishment is high in countries where it remains lawful, particularly among more traditional groups.
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