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Corporal punishment on children?

Answered on January 28, 2014
Created January 28, 2014 at 8:34 AM

What is your view on corporal punishment on children (or general)? I personally classify it as abusive.

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on January 28, 2014
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It is abusive and I have a feeling it's also not paleo, although I doubt anyone has actually studied hunter-gathers to determine if that's probably true. From an evolutionary perspective, why would parents naturally want to hit their children if it only increases their risk of dying, even if only slightly? I believe parents use corporeal punishment today because they tell themselves (probably because it's what their parents did to them) that it helps their children learn lessons, but subconsciously they are releasing pent-up frustration caused by other problems in their lives. And it's the same thing with excessive scolding - sure, that's not physically harming children, but some parents do scold their children for completely unimportant mistakes, which does have a psychologically traumatizing impact on children.

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