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Murray A. Straus

In: Current Controversies on Family Violence

Chapter 9: Children Should Never, Ever, Be Spanked No Matter What the Circumstances

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Children Should Never, Ever, Be Spanked No Matter What the Circumstances
Children should never, ever, be spanked no matter what the circumstances
Murray A.Straus

There are many reasons why children should never be spanked or subjected to any other kind of corporal punishment. Three of the most fundamental reasons:

  • Spanking has serious harmful side effects that parents have no way of seeing, because such effects do not show up until later.
  • Spanking is no more effective than other methods of correction and control, and it is therefore unnecessary to subject children to the risk of the harmful side effects.
  • Spanking contradicts the ideal of nonviolence in the family and society

Progress is being made toward the goal of nonviolence in the family. Assaults on partners have decreased ...

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