Often parents must use discipline because they want their children to know the difference between wrong and right. It is up to them which type of discipline to choose. Someone may just explain by words. But the statistic shows that more than ninety percent of the parents say that the use such method as spanking as the mean of discipline for their children. Also, the main part of parents says that they also were brought up with the help of such method when they were children.
In fact, spanking is the kind of discipline that is used by lots of parents. But nowadays this method becomes to be that one which is frowned upon by the lots of parents and doctors. According to the American Academy of Pediatricians, spanking may actually bring for the children more harm than good and beneficial. Specialists from this academy are sure that the spanking as the type of discipline can’t correct the problem which the child has. Unfortunately, this way of bringing up makes the situation worse.
In some countries, this issue has a great importance. That is why in Sweden and Norway officials who were elected by citizens have made the spanking of the children illegal for their parents. When this happened, the government of Oakland, California, has established the official so-called “No Spanking Zone”. After these actions of government from different countries, the question arises is such way of discipline really good method?
The doctors and specialists say that it has never been a good way of child discipline and they don’t recommend parents to use it anyway. By the way, there are enough parents in the world who accept this mind and don’t use this method in any case for bringing up their children. But there is still the other reverse of the medal. Taking into account the Critique of Anti-Spanking Study, found in Assertive Discipline, not all the experts agree with the idea of rejecting this way of discipline. Some experts think that the mild spanking is a useful form of child discipline. Also in this study experts notice that 72% of asked people still think that the spanking is the acceptable method of punishment.
There are too different conclusions that the doctors and specialists share in their works and studies. Nevertheless, parents should understand that as the way of child discipline spanking is the form of opinion, and which should be acceptable or not acceptable by parents according to their individual attitude and the way of bringing up children.
Often parents must use discipline because they want their children to know the difference between wrong and right. It is up to them which type of discipline to choose. Someone may just explain by words. But the statistic shows that more than ninety percent of the parents say that the use such method as spanking as the mean of discipline for their children.