By Sharika Berry
Instructor: Kim Hunt
ENG122: English Composition II
February 10, 2009
“Corporal punishment is the deliberate infliction of pain intended to punish a person or change his/her behavior. Historically speaking, most forms of punishment, whether in judicial, domestic, or educational settings were corporal in basis.” My parent always told me story how they got spanked in school. When I was in elementary school my parent allowed my principal to spank my sisters and me if we got out of line. I feel that punishing a child is the parent responsibility. Everyone rise there children differently, every punishment has different effects on different children. I believe that the one solution didn’t work for all. Meaning I can spank Bob for being bad and he will learn from it. If I do the same thing to Robert he may do it over and over again until I give him timeout.
“Is spanking a child for breaking school rules a useful or destructive practice? Parents and educators are sharply divided. Twenty-two states allow some form of corporal punishment while twenty-eight have banned the practice.” It may have worked 10 years ago but I think we should find more was to punish children. I think that we are teaching violent when we spank them. They may feel violent is the answer to power. I was rise in a household were we got spanked now I find myself spanking my child just to show her who have the power. When I was younger I would rather my parent talk to me then spanking me. Spanking can make some children feel unloved. When I become a teacher I would never put my hand on someone child. I will punish them by taking away something they enjoy. I really believe that will be worst punishment.
These passages from the book of Proverbs read, "He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him." (Proverbs 13:24, King James Version, KJV) I agree with the bible but to me discipline doesn’t have to be violent. This can...