The good news about spanking is that parents today are less likely to do it to their children than parents in the past. The bad news is that parents today still spank their kids—a lot. Spanking is also widespread worldwide.
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Though some contend any form of physical correction equates to child abuse, there is a giant chasm between a mild spanking properly administered out of love and an out-of-control adult venting their emotions by physically abusing a child. Unfortunately, each of us enters this world with desires that are selfish, unkind, and harmful to others and ourselves. It is vital, however, that spanking be administered within proper guidelines.
Officials at a Texas high school plan to ask their board tonight to change a policy requiring that spanking punishments be administered only by employees of the same gender as the student to receive the punishment. That proposed request comes on the heels of outcry after a male vice principal in the district administered legal spanking punishments to female students. Taylor Santos, a well-regarded student and athlete at Springtown High Schoolnear Fort Worth, Texas, chose to be paddled as punishment for allowing another student to copy her homework. She opted for the paddling over a second day of suspension after having already served one day of a two-day suspension.
Lulu Garcia-Navarro. Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician. Twenty years after urging caution among parents who choose to discipline their children with spankings, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its stance.
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It's and it's time for American parents to put spanking behind them, say experts. The APA's "Resolution on Physical Discipline of Children By Parents" was adopted in early as "research indicates that physical discipline is not effective in achieving parents' long-term goals of decreasing aggressive and defiant behavior in children or of promoting regulated and socially competent behavior in children. Back in November the AAP issued it's policy statement telling parents that discipline strategies should "not involve spanking, other forms of corporal punishment or verbal shaming.
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From the prolific pen of Paula Meadows, it first appeared in Janus just a year or two later. Rather like the vampire spanking in the previous post the unknown artist uses contrasting areas of bright light and deep shade to provide dramatic impact. The light source is a bedside lamp which appears about to topple over in the commotion.