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Spanking children may encourage more bad behavior, study says

Dallas - A new study into the effects of corporal punishment on children suggests that spanking a child encourages them to misbehave more often.

Teacher disciplines students by forcing them to wear dog cones

Zephyrhills - A Florida high school teacher is under fire for forcing misbehaving students to wear dog cones, used on animals to prevent them from licking wounds after surgery.

Parents outsourced the beating of their son

A couple in California turned to a senior church official to dish out a violent beating on their 15-year-old son, after they suspected him of smoking.

School disciplines students with mace

Birmingham - No dunce hats or detentions according to SPLC and parents of the Birmingham City School System. Authorities crossed the line of student's civil rights when mace was used on students, critics allege.

UAE court rules man can beat his wife but shouldn't leave marks

Abu Dhabi - A man has the right to physically discipline his wife, although a beating should not be severe enough to leave marks, the Federal Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates has ruled.

Did Integration Negatively Affect Discipline for Black Kids? Special

Outcomes of integration haven’t been as positive as hoped. According to a number of African Americans equal opportunity was the goal of civil rights, not integration. Results have shown negative consequences, some say.

Report shows cage-fighting discipline used on students

A report stemming from a "grade-fixing" investigation at Dallas school uncovered some pretty unruly methods of discipline. Between 2003 and 2005, it is believed students were placed in a cage to "duke it out" if caught fighting and staff knew.

Woman Ticketed For Spanking Child at Parade

Police ticketed 21-year-old Melissa Farrell after she spanked her child on the behind while trying to keep her from running out into the street during a 4th of July parade in Idaho.

Tough At The Top: How The Oldest Child Of The Family Gets The Hardest Discipline

U.S experts have pinpointed a key issue when it comes to unruly teenagers within the family unit. Their study has showed that it is the youngest of the family offspring who are more likely to rebel than the oldest due to tougher rules on the first born

10-Year-Old Has Mouth Duct Taped Shut In After School Program

The 10 year old told his mom over the weekend that his mouth hurt. When questioned, he admitted that he had been in trouble and the classroom aide had duct taped his mouth shut for 5 minutes. Mom is outraged, and an investigation is under way.
 

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Students in an elementary school classroom. Photo taken May 23  2008.
Students in an elementary school classroom. Photo taken May 23, 2008.
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