After a controversy sparked by two teenage girls receiving a paddling in the buttocks administered by a male educator, board members of the Texas Springtown Independent School District have voted to allow educators of the opposite sex to spank students.
The Canadian Medical Association says it's time to change the Criminal Code's 120-year old so-called spanking law. Currently, the law gives parents and teachers the right to spank or hit children as a means of discipline.
Sparing the rod, doesn't spoil the child — it saves them. A new study shows use of the rod or any of its variations (slapping, spanking) increases a child's risk of lifelong mental problems. Experts suggest other methods like "time outs" instead.
Corpus Christi, Texas - Rosalina Gonzales lost custody of her three children and has been put on probation for five years. Her crime was spanking her almost two-year-old with her hand on the child's bottom.
A four-year-old boy was slapped twice by a parent/guardian after the child tried to walk out unguarded on a dangerously busy road in University Town area in Peshawar. The elder had left the child alone and he hit the child to cover his own negligence.
Parents who decide to spank their toddlers may be surprised to find out that by the time that child is 5-years-old, he or she is very likely to start to exhibit aggressive behaviors like bullying, fighting, or cruelty.
Smacking leads to happier kids, according to a new US study. Ironically, it took this long to find enough people who hadn’t been smacked to do the study. Now, a US study says that smacking into adolescence actually helps.