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Is Spanking a Child Abusive?
Spanking a child is abusive.
Spanking a child sends the message that it is OK to be physically harmed by another.
By definition, spanking is abuse.
Initiating physical violence against anyone without consent is assault and battery, and a violation of natural rights. These rights are not dependent on age.
Spanking has been recognised as having long term detrimental effects on mental health.
Spanking is traumatizing.
Spanking can be sexual abuse.
Spanking is recognized as child abuse in many countries.
Spanking a child is a disciplinary measure, not abuse.
A slap on the behind can send a clear signal to a child that it has crossed a line. However a slap in the face is much more intimate and distressing.
We allow police to have a monopoly on force for adults. It is only fair that a parent can do so too for their child in situations where appropriate.
Abuse is often unpredictable and without cause, unlike spanking.
Spanking has been done for centuries without it being considered abuse.
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