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If Canada Bans Spanking, Should U.S. Do the Same?

AdriHead 2012/09/07 18:41:00
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Yes, that's right: Canada wants to ban spanking. America's northern neighbors currently have a "spanking law," which allows physical punishment toward kids, but Canadian medical experts are calling for a repeal of the century-old law. Do you think spanking should be banned? Or is it a decision that should be left to parents?

SHINE.YAHOO.COM reports:
Canada's top medical journal has called for the repeal of that country's 120-year-old "spanking law." In a strongly worded editorial published on September 4, John Fletcher, the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), called physical punishment an "anachronistic excuse for poor parenting." The editorial accompanies a meta-analysis of 20 years of research about the ill effects of spanking, led by Joan Durant PhD of the University of Manitoba, first published in February and reprinted in the current volume of the CMAJ.

durant phd university manitoba published february reprinted current volume cmaj

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  • nightcrawler2005 2012/09/07 19:03:53
    No
    nightcrawler2005
    +25
    As a Canadian Canada will not ban spanking. These quack doctors are trying to say it screws kids up psychologically later in life but since most adults were probably spanked once or twice when they were kids know that that conclusion is complete BS.

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  • Russian Angelat... 2012/10/08 12:53:17
    Russian
    Hitting a child should never be allowed.
    "How about big brother start telling you how to live your life, how to raise your kids." they are already doing that....
    I'm simply saying parents need to stop using violence to get their way. Their are other better alternatives to punish a child.
    If Americans can't go without spanking their child then their needs to be boundarys.
    1. only parents can spank their child and no one els.
    2. child must be fully clothed.
    3. no implements.
    4. can't hold/restrain the child wile spanking.
    5. only 1-2 hits.
    6 child cannot be in serious pain. (Crying beyond control)
    7. no marks, bruises, welts, extreme redness.
    8. parent can't hit their child out of anger.

    To many parents and teachers spank (Beat) children with canes, paddles, belts, wooden spoons ext leaving marks. Their are even parents who beat them with these sick weapons on the bare and sometimes make them naked. that is why i think spanking should be banned completely because the people have abused their right to spank. Kids go to school to learn and the teachers are their to teach. Kids are supposed to question and the teachers are not nor ever their to be spanking children. no one should lay a finger on anyone elses child. If a parent is going to spank their child then they should at least follow the...







    Hitting a child should never be allowed.
    "How about big brother start telling you how to live your life, how to raise your kids." they are already doing that....
    I'm simply saying parents need to stop using violence to get their way. Their are other better alternatives to punish a child.
    If Americans can't go without spanking their child then their needs to be boundarys.
    1. only parents can spank their child and no one els.
    2. child must be fully clothed.
    3. no implements.
    4. can't hold/restrain the child wile spanking.
    5. only 1-2 hits.
    6 child cannot be in serious pain. (Crying beyond control)
    7. no marks, bruises, welts, extreme redness.
    8. parent can't hit their child out of anger.

    To many parents and teachers spank (Beat) children with canes, paddles, belts, wooden spoons ext leaving marks. Their are even parents who beat them with these sick weapons on the bare and sometimes make them naked. that is why i think spanking should be banned completely because the people have abused their right to spank. Kids go to school to learn and the teachers are their to teach. Kids are supposed to question and the teachers are not nor ever their to be spanking children. no one should lay a finger on anyone elses child. If a parent is going to spank their child then they should at least follow these terms
    1. only parents can spank their child and no one els.
    2. child must be fully clothed.
    3. no implements.
    4. can't hold/restrain the child wile spanking.
    5. only 1-2 hits.
    6 child cannot be in serious pain. (Crying beyond control)
    7. no marks, bruises, welts, extreme redness.
    8. parent can't hit their child out of anger.
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  • Angelat... Russian 2012/10/08 13:50:16
    Angelatxpatriot
    +1
    Your list...is pretty much the definition of spankings in America. If anyone else were to lay a finger on my child, I'd become violent with that person. Rest assured, no one touches my kids. Fully clothed...you bet, anything else is just trying to humiliate the child and that's not my job. I discipline, I don't humiliate. I use the palm of my hand on the butt. I do hold onto my child, usually by the arm, and pop that butt. Never have I spanked my child to the point of them crying out of control, and I've never left a mark, like a bruise or welt. However that butt was red, temporarily. Most parents...that's how they do it. So your list, is something most of us already know, without someone dictating to us. Teachers have no business spanking or paddling a child. That goes back to no one should spank someone elses child. Parents, good parents, know what's best for their child, what works and what doesn't. I go back to, it's not your place to tell them how to raise their child. It's as simple as that. And your'e right about big brother already trying to dictate how we raise our families, but their are people fighting that. And because they try to dictate, doesn't make it right.
  • Russian Angelat... 2012/10/08 14:12:45
    Russian
    +1
    I'm glad that your not extream on things and i thank you for that. If i saw you in person i would give you a hug.
  • Angelat... Russian 2012/10/08 14:17:48
    Angelatxpatriot
    +1
    Well I'm glad you aren't extreme either. You show a sense of logic. :o)
  • Russian Angelat... 2012/10/08 14:21:31
    Russian
    And your the first and only person (who i've meet so far) who accually knows how to be a parent and loving mother to their children.
  • Angelat... Russian 2012/10/08 14:23:35
    Angelatxpatriot
    +1
    Well that's sweet. I do love my kids, and I'd take a bullet for each of them, and I try to parent to the best of my abilities. It's sad though, if I'm the first and only that you've met. I do acknowledge, there are plenty of parents out there that have no business parenting.
  • Russian Angelat... 2012/10/08 14:30:39
    Russian
    +1
    Everyother parent i meet says "beat kids hard and if it doesn't work beat them harder" To me that stuff angers me. But when a parent does what you do/did then i don't see them as bad parents. Although i may not agree with spanking, at least they know what they are doing and they are not going extream. i've meet parents who don't spank their children but never have i meet a parents who does what you did. parents like you i have respect for including the ones who don't spank. But the others well lets just say i have a word or two about them.
  • Jon Angelat... 2012/09/10 21:05:45
    Jon
    So you keep telling yourself.
  • Angelat... Jon 2012/10/08 12:08:53
    Angelatxpatriot
    Nah, I don't have to tell myself. I live it. I have kids that are all older now, they're good kids, and so far, psychologically healthy. You think I'm lying? I'm making this up?
  • Navin J... Russian 2012/09/08 01:50:35
    Navin Johnson (The Jerk)
    sexually active???? want in the name of all that is holy are you talking about????
  • Russian Navin J... 2012/09/09 19:54:54
    Russian
    They are more likely to have sex at an early age. Why do you think teenagers want to ****?
  • Navin J... Russian 2012/09/09 20:26:21 (edited)
    Navin Johnson (The Jerk)
    because their parents spaked them? where did u get that info?
  • Russian Navin J... 2012/09/09 20:30:47
    Russian
    It has been proven for generations. Doctors has proved it. Studies have proved it. History proved it.
  • Navin J... Russian 2012/09/09 20:39:12
    Navin Johnson (The Jerk)
    i think you just made that up. that's the craziest thing i've heard all week.it's normal for teenagers to want to do that.
  • Russian Navin J... 2012/09/09 20:49:54
    Russian
    Lol your just a dumb ******* idiot. Do some research dip ****.
  • Navin J... Russian 2012/09/09 20:52:53 (edited)
    Navin Johnson (The Jerk)
    name calling now? and i don't have to research on an untrue subject.
  • Russian Navin J... 2012/09/09 20:54:43
    Russian
    Then STFU.
  • Navin J... Russian 2012/09/09 21:02:49
    Navin Johnson (The Jerk)
    i will not.
  • Russian Navin J... 2012/09/09 21:08:17
  • Navin J... Russian 2012/09/09 21:24:54
    Navin Johnson (The Jerk)
    that'll teach me!
  • Russian Navin J... 2012/09/09 21:34:24
    Russian
    No but maybe this will.
    #DoS
  • Rust 2012/09/07 18:59:55
  • Russian Rust 2012/09/07 19:01:07
    Russian
    Lulz.
    #StupideAmerican
  • Rust Russian 2012/09/07 19:04:26
  • Russian Rust 2012/09/07 19:05:39
  • Rust Russian 2012/09/07 19:06:33
  • Russian Rust 2012/09/07 19:11:28
    Russian
    Порка является насильственной. Когда вы обманывайте ребенка, что ребенок теперь знает, что причинении насилия на кого-то надо. Порку ребенка, делает их более сильными, обиженный, и более сексуально активны. Вы виноваты видеоигры, телевидение и фильмы на поведение детей, и все же вы не в состоянии понять, что единственная вещь, и человек виноват себе. Детей учили, что насилие не является ответом, и никто не должен попасть никому. Тем не менее, их бьют. Порка является злоупотреблением. И физически, и психически. ЕСЛИ ВЫ НЕ МОЖЕТЕ дисциплины ВАШЕГО РЕБЕНКА без применения насилия, то вам не заслуживают того, чтобы этого ребенка. Порка оправдание выпускать свой гнев на ребенка. Если вы думаете, порки "OK", чем, возможно, работодатель должен иметь возможность шлепать своих сотрудников, когда они поздно, говорим обратно, ругаясь, или потому, что они не делают свою работу правильно. Когда невинного ребенка (Young ребенка) получает бить они беспомощны, но, когда они старше, они могут нанести ответный удар. Что заставит вас думать, что его O.K ударить ребенка? Если вы попали РЕБЕНКА, и ребенок бьет вас BACK. Не удивляйтесь.
    # OpChildProtection
    Для тех, кто ударил дети, ожидают от нас.
  • Rust Russian 2012/09/07 19:12:27
  • Russian Rust 2012/09/07 19:13:26
    Russian
    Read what i posted...
    #Глупые американцы гребаный.
  • Tracie ... Russian 2012/09/07 19:36:25
    Tracie Richards~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Why? You can't. You just ran your earlier post through a translator. Weak.
  • smitty Tracie ... 2012/09/07 20:26:13
  • Russian Tracie ... 2012/09/07 21:30:46
    Russian
    No ****!
  • Kibbles Rust 2012/09/07 19:35:37
    Kibbles
    +2
    Love the balls on that one huh. hate how that works. The anonymity of the internet instantly gives everyone courage to insult people left and right.
  • Turings... Rust 2012/09/07 19:39:21
    TuringsChild
    +1
    He just repeated his original post. Ignore the troll. Talking to them only makes them worse.
  • Tracie ... Turings... 2012/09/07 21:17:27
    Tracie Richards~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    It's actually kind of sad, but you're right.
  • Angelat... Rust 2012/10/08 12:10:12
    Angelatxpatriot
    +1
    I think he's a troll.
  • YepIDidItSo 2012/09/07 18:59:40
    No
    YepIDidItSo
    +1
    government already has way too much involvement in how I raise my children. Someone can just be pissed at you, call Child Services, and by law child services gets to see everything in your house and question your children alone.
  • Dydy 2012/09/07 18:59:23
    No
    Dydy
    +2
    Getting spanked once in a while for misbehaving isn't abuse, it's discipline. I grew up getting a few spankings and I'm perfectly ok
  • Chris Dydy 2012/09/22 12:01:21
    Chris
    +2
    You are absolutely right. I remembeer my own regularly spankings. These were the most formidable punishes. It is foolish to ban them generally.
  • kevracer 2012/09/07 18:57:57
    No
    kevracer
    spanking is some of the best fun you can have- doesn't Santa look happy?

    spank woman

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