Then she just yells and hits the door. I wish the psychology today doctor would respond to this comment because I have a very similar situation. Physical and harsh punishment shows the child that violence and negative treatment is acceptable in some circumstances, wheres, positive discipline demonstrates the opposite. Thus, parents in all states are allowed to hit their children, and to practice varying disciplinary styles. He storms away from her, across the room. At the moment I have told him that this is domestic abuse and that he needs to live with his dad as I no longer feel safe in my own home.
Law Talk: When does corporal punishment or spanking a child become a criminal act?
Watson 's Behaviorism argued that parents could train malleable children by rewarding good behavior and punishing bad, and by following precise schedules for food, sleep, and other bodily functions. Under our laws and cultural norms that conduct constituted child abuse," he said. In traditional discipline, parents would instill fear in their child by using shame and humiliation to get their point across. Anger that has been accumulating for many years can come as a shock to parents whose child now feels strong enough to express this rage. It was at least the third child-abuse arrest in two days last week.
Ten Reasons Not to Hit Your Kids - The Natural Child Project
Harsh punishments can wind up backfiring because they can foster lying in children who are desperate to avoid being spanked. The whole thing with a child hitting a parent , and the parent of course needs to take a higher road to an extent , but the child needs to know there are going to be consequences for that behavior. I do not hit my children. Comments are currently closed and new comments are no longer being accepted. Culture norms also play a big role in what is reported and what is considered abuse.
Bringing a human being into the world is a big responsibility. Your post was a few years ago Submitted by Julie on May 4, - Subscribe to our Daily newsletter Enter email Subscribe. Yes, you were helping your two year old. I have held him down and held his hands to keep him from hitting me but then he kicks me.