Spanking and its effects

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INTRODUCTION:Spanking is a type of punishment for children, or an adults in some cases, that includes physically hitting in the buttocks using a hand or stick. Physical punishments like thrashing, whacking, or whipping are also considered a form of spanking. Spanking occurs in many areas especially in yjr home, school, public place and work place.

The effects of spanking can produce physical, mental and emotional problems, which may affect life at a later stage. These problems will cause a bad tendency and can make the receiver feel ashamed of taking the punishments. So mental depression is created which in future causes problems in sex, attitude towards life and assertiveness.

Spanking advocates argue that buttocks are the safest place to administer threat to children as it causes little pain to the bearer. It not only harms minimally but also tends to be softer than corporal treatment. Though these topics have become hot debated issues around the world no country has made clear demarcation or implied stringent rules on the issues.

Provocative measures lead to bitterness and spoils child's future. The hypothesis mentioned above gives a better picture on the issue.

REVIEW OF LITERATURE:Spanking is a practice, considered as a form of corporal punishment, that is given to children in the belief that inflicting them pain would deter them from doing the things that they did that resulted to their spanking. Straus, Giles-Sims and Sugarman (1995) narrate in their article, published in the National Council on Family Relations, that spanking is a very common practice in the United States and that the origin of such behavior stems from "religious traditions...and widespread beliefs in the positive effects of corporal punishment on children" (Staus, 1995). Spanking, and how it negatively affects a child in different ways (physically, emotionally, psychologically) is often the point of...