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Posted on 01/19/2014 5:30:35 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
Regardless of the culture a child lives in, corporal punishment may do lasting psychological harm, German researchers say.
In a new study conducted in Tanzania, where physical punishment is considered normal, primary school students who were beaten by teachers or family members in the name of discipline tended to show more behavior problems, not fewer, the researchers found.
"Parents aim to educate children through corporal punishment, but instead of learning good social behaviors, the beatings often have the opposite effect," said Tobias Hecker, a psychologist at the University of Konstanz, who led the study.
"Some people still believe, despite an overwhelming body of evidence, that corporal punishment in some cultures won't result in as many negative effects," George Holden told Reuters Health.
"But, as this study shows, it's difficult to find support for that argument," said Holden, a professor of psychology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, who was not involved in the study.
Past research, mainly in industrialized countries, has found that children and teens who experience corporal punishment may "externalize" their negative experiences in the form of bad behavior and emotional problems, Hecker and his colleagues write in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect.
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The woodshed has a place in American culture that still holds true today
Even the Bible says the blueness of the wound cleanseth the inward parts.
Go ahead ... take it up with the eternal FATHER.
There is a big difference between child abuse and a spanking. I don’t believe in causing injury to a child, but a good butt whipping never hurt anyone. Of course, this study being done in Tanzania may have had other issues.
The problem is that in African-American society, corporal punishment means horrible abuse. Beatings of male children by single mothers create tremendous hatred towards women. During all my years in NYC, I was always shocked at how black mothers spoke to their young sons. You have to witness it to believe it.
Bill Cosby has been very good on this issue.
Let's not conflate the issues in this article with giving a child a smack on the rear.
From the article, it seems as if this is also true in African society.
primary school students who were beaten by teachers or family members in the name of discipline tended to show more behavior problems, not fewer, the researchers found.
And? Did they truly expect the kids who were not demonstrating behavior problems to be punished more than the kids who didn't?
2) This crap has been thoroughly debunked, yet the leftists continue to trot it out.
I’ve always seen it as more of a corrective attention getter. Its not about making it hurt, but more about drawing focus to the issue.
I’ve seen these people who try to reason with 4 year olds and they’re just making life harder for everybody in the long run.
Still bitterly clinging to God and guns?
Well, your syntax is a little garbled, but I agree with what I think you’re saying. The authors of this study seem to think that the punishment causes the misbehavior, rather than the opposite.
I have three kids. When my oldest daughter was six (had twins 2 1/2 years younger), one day they were being particularly bad and I just had to walk away from them. My six year old came into the living room and said “mommy, sometimes we just need a whippin”. LOL Kids know they need boundaries and they need to know there are consequences to crossing those boundaries. This “time out” crap doesn’t teach them anything other than their parents are wimps.
I was never beaten or slapped but I got a few whippings, with a hand, sometimes a “switch”, but I learned to not do what I was doing again.
Kids are already so out of control that I can’t imagine what the next generation will be like.
He pointed out that the researchers did not measure the children's behavior before corporal punishment occurred.
Oop, perhaps, the children who received the worst punishment were those who were the worst behaved in the first place?
The more I read into the article, no more I realized it was a garbage study.
And note, I am NOT one who believes in beating kids, I have never even spanked mine. On that subject, I am fairly "liberal", but even so, this study is crap.
I do think it would be important to understand the definition of corporal punishment. It is in not difficult to understand how a beating versus a smack on the rear are not the same.
I should also add, I have always believed that if you have to hit a kid repeatedly you suck as a parent.
>>In a new study conducted in Tanzania, where physical punishment is considered normal, primary school students who were beaten by teachers or family members in the name of discipline
Define “beaten”. I doubt that Tanzanians are just paddling their kids’ butt with an open hand or fly swatter.
>>Still bitterly clinging to God and guns?
Bitterly clinging to God and guns and spankings!
Most studies are crap but they’re entertaining. And again, there is a big difference between a spanking and a beating.
They need to study how children are treated by parents in other areas besides corporal punishment. I bet the parents who “beat” their kids aren’t very responsible parents in a lot of other ways as well.
I work with a woman (I won’t mention race) and she has two elementary age kids, boy and girl. Two different daddies. She picks them up from school and brings them into work for a little while every day. One day her daughter, maybe 7 years old, was trying to read a book. She was having difficulty and her mother said “you’re dumb as hell, you can’t even read”. I think that is much more damaging than a spanking.
This year we got new neighbors, including a 4 year old and a 6 year old daughters. They are super kids.
One evening I was in the garden and the six year old sidled up and asked me to help her get a switch. Her mother she said, sent her out side to get one to switch her bad sister.
Keeping a straight face I declined but was sort of amazed that there apparently some good solid Christian parents that consider a switch good discipline
At the castle “Anthrax?”