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Ashley Larsen
11/7 Discussion
Fri Nov 7, 2014 2:02pm
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Ashley Larsen
The topic Iím considering for my argument paper is the spanking of children as a means of punishment. This topic interests me because it is something that has been debated back and forth and a large portion of discussion between parents these days. I have heard a fair share of discussion on this topic just between my parents and some of my aunts and uncles and their beliefs on this subject. Also, new parents seem to talk about this quite often as well as they donít know what is right for them. It also has been a topic of discussion on the news on multiple occasions and is also something that seems to be discussed and criticized quite often by psychologists, therapists and psychiatrists. This topic also interests me because I have my own personal beliefs on the spanking because of how I was raised so I wanted to be able to do research and have textual support and data to back up what I personally believe.
There are many possible counter arguments, some include that spanking should not be used as punishment as it could cause psychological issues, as well as that it could cause the child to become violent. In regards to that, it could cause the child to be abusive towards their own children some days.
However, again, I believe that there are positives to spanking, and that include being well disciplined and also it causes that child to be more respectful and listen much better. Facts have also shown that children that have been spanked as punishment, those individual students to have higher grades in school.
Lastly, one assumption that I think is far from the truth is that when people think of spanking, they think the child is getting beaten and physically hurt and abused. However, that is not the case at all. A little pat on the back side, I would not in any way consider that being ďabusiveĒ towards the child. A spanking is not hitting the child on the face, punching them or beating them, it is simply a little pat in which many parents use to this day.
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