Consider the common argument that very young children may require spanking because intellectually they are not yet able to appreciate non-physical sanctions, whereas older children and adults generally are. For example, some parents are harsh disciplinarians who nonetheless lavish much praise and encouragement on their children; others may be lax disciplinarians who nonetheless treat their children with hostility and contempt. Spanking is never necessary. It was a sign of authority and rulership. For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness. The government is cultivating disrespect for authorities that will in the end lead to rejection of the government itself. Spanking is one of many disciplinary responses available to parents intended to shape appropriate behavior in the developing toddler and child.
Physical correct problem force intended to behavior injure or abuse The Attitude With love and With anger and concern malice The Effects Behavioral Emotional and correction physical injury Comments: Trumbull omits two key variables in presenting the "proper" spanking method. Hmmm, looks like a copy and paste from a classroom exercise? More and more, it seems that the time-honored practice of spanking children is viewed with disfavor, particularly among academics, as crude, unenlightened, oppressive, perhaps even faintly barbaric. This is not is desired. Parents as Shepherds So if you're still not convinced, indulge me for a moment to consider if the shepherding motif is the better option for parents today.
Temporary inflammation of the skin is somewhat more likely to be considered an injury if brought about by other means than slapping, such as spraying with hot water, or if inflicted on an area of the body other than the buttocks, such as the face. Complaining of the law's interference in particular, Dr. Today, modern philosophy has so influenced our society that those who spank their children are portrayed as the unloving, mean, unfit parent. If not, how can this data be explained? Nothing can completely replace the biblical injunction to use a rod. Find out where Christ leads us!
Given the high degree of corporal punishment--not necessarily abuse by law--which the average violent criminal adult or juvenile has experienced growing up, Dr. If this comes over as pontification. More troublesome is the way the authors gratuitously characterize child abuse as the act of an "angry, uncontrolled parent. The rod is just one part of the correction process. The Bible means that this person lives according to his desires rather than by principles and wisdom. I wonder if this can apply to a husband hitting his wife - hit her and hug her and all is forgiven.