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Is it illegal to beat your children? Not abusively but if they do something wrong and by their parents?

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Beat? Yes. Spank... depends on how you do it and where you live. The laws vary a bit, some places you can't use anything but your hand and it must be on the backside only and can not leave long lasting marks such as bruising or welts.

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I don't think so. I definitely got my WHUPPINS in.

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No beating is not illegal. However there is a limit. Don't beat your child for using a fork wrong or for sleeping in too late XD

But I swear; some bratty kids really need to get beaten at least once >.<

Like the ones that certainly are little monsters O_O

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ya
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Thanks for the 1 thumbs up that is all I will get ^_^
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Yeah because my cousin doesn't ever physically discipline her children... And they are horrible!!! I think lots of kids NEED to be spanked/beat whatever you call it and i don't understand how some people dont
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picking up rocks, weeds, and sticks in the back yard when I was 8, for 1-2 hours stopped me from doing anything, but Im pretty well behaved compared too most people, I just get louder as I get mader, thats it really.
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I am fighting more for physical punishment than only for beatings/spankings. But yeah chores, i see them as legit punishment for older kids but i cant believe that simply telling a kid they r doing wrong will work because kids hardly listen unless they are made to.
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Dad:son, dont do that again

kid: ok, whatever, can I play games again?

Dad: ok

friend of dad: arent you going to ask him too clean that up?

dad: oh yah son...

son: I almost beat the levil dad

dad(un plugging cable) clean it up NOW

son: I dont want too

dad: well you better next time, get ready for dinner

son: whatever
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That is todays children exactly!!!
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im a teenager, it just popped into my head
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No it would go like this:

Dad: Son! Don't do that!

Son: K (isn't listening)

Dad: Why are you doing that again?

Son: Huh? When did you tell me about that?

Dad: *facepalm*
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Dad: are you playing with those matches again
son: no
dad: then whats that smell?
son: my hand, my hand
Dad: dont touch the gas cover
son: it makes a click sound when I open and close it
Dad: your hands still on fire!

KABOOM!
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Mother: Honey....
*takes out pots and pan* You been playing with fire again?

( wife beats up husband for the 10000th time )
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sweety, how many times do I have to tell you, not too eat out of the ice cream container?

kid: but its soooo good
parent: your better than this you have a 100 in math



10 years later

nurse: so when did this addiciton start?

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10 years later

Nurse: When did this addiction end?

Kid: When I got a girl friend O_O!
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parents: so we need to talk about this, punching thing you do
kid: I looove to punch things, watch this
parent: did you just knock out your sister again
parent: come here you....
kid: p u n c h
kid: boy sharpies work really well on walls
parent: son, drop the marker
kid: MUST PUNCH
parent oooouch

1 month later

babysitter wars: when kids are too much
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2 months later

RETURN OF THE PARENTS:

WHEN SITTERS ARE TOO MUCH!
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goodknight, if some future writer catches this comment and I see this turned into a book...........
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I can make this into a book >:D
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The crazy bunch
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Naw! This would make a good idea! I'll call it: "Chilling with cool and grabbing a 7"
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how would it be layed out?

Chilling with a cool
and grabbing a 7

I only understand 1/2 of that phrase
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It would be a book about cold 7-up soda ^_^
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how long have you been thinking of soda?
anway, goodknight, were the last people on this question, and yet anothe question, has come to an end, and a new one will begin.
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It's called could abuse. It's sooooo wrong

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not if the child is doing wrongs
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I know when i was little i needed to be beat. I was never abused but i respected my dad to no end, what he said was law and you didn't misbehave without knowing it. Some kids today just don't even know that what they r doing is bad if they are not punished and words will be forgotten or not heard. My children WILL get beat
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^ WTF is your problem! Beating kids is abuse! You have crazy thoughts running around in your mind and you don't deserve to have precious children!!
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im gonna beat my kids just because you said that, and tell them that you are why i have to beat them:) jk i've got no kids. But "beat" does not mean "abuse" they are two different words and it depends on your connotative understanding of the word. "Spank" could be used instead in all of my uses of the word "beat". So is spanking abuse? And who are you to decide who should and shouldn't have kids? You need to back up and judge yourself before you judge others:) because personally you can be rather rude.
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Spanking I see! But.... Please remember beating insists punching, slapping! And I do judge myself so I know!!! You can be rather rude as well! Let's just come to the middle! Spanking is fine and your children will be great:)
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alright and i apologize for earlier:/
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That's fine!! Me too :))
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its the 2000. so yeah its illegal.

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YES!! Ask yourself would you want done what is done to the kids!!

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You must have been spoiled shitless.
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No! Not really
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Would i want it done!? I HAD IT DONE!! And i think thats why i am a better person and was a behaved kid! Kids who dont know spankings are horrible, at least what i have seen and they have little respect if any for their parents and elders
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Thats funny! I turned out fine! I feel bad for your children! I'll be praying for them! Bye!
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i have none so dont pray yet but when i do they will get spanked when they need it, and they will learn to be better people. But feel free to pray anyways because all positive prayer would be welcomed:)
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Ok...... Bye!!!
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Physical punishment is just wrong and disturbing. If you really want to teach your child a lesson take their phone away, that would suck more. And of course it is illegal to beat a child!! what kind of question is that!? The argument that being physical with children will make them better people is false as well, if anything it makes them into a much more violent person.

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My mom takes away my iPhone:( but it's better than being slapped or beaten
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haha exactly. a beating is wrong and only lasts for that amount of time. But taking away something they love is more of a punishment if you ask me.
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Same here
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I don't need my phone to live
Getting spanked with something hurts and it's less likley the kid will do something again bc they dont want to get hit
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joshuabagel
I got smacked plenty of times, never had bad lasting effects on me and I don't have anything against my father for it
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well i can argue about this all day, but long story short, its WRONG!
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Haha ok :)
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Are you kidding me? Take away their phone? WTF has this world come to. I would get a spanking just for throwing a toy.
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No im not kidding you! Why would you beat a CHILD!! they make mistakes and that is how they learn but you should NEVER beat a child!
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Back in the day, when kids got spanked, there were no school shootings, there was respect for elders, people didn't shoot up movie theaters just because.... Look at the change in how this country is with spoiled self roghteous brats. Beating is wrong, spanking needs to be done more often
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^^^ AMEN!!!!!! And kids who need to be spanked should not even have a phone! Im not talking about spanking your 15 year old I'm talking younger when they don't listen! Because kids will learn from there mistakes you are right, but not if they dont know it was a mistake! If a kid hits another and you say dont do that they dont care! They hit him and got away with it for all they know so they can learn it IS okay! And that is the kind of kids that shoot up schools and shoot ppl for no reason!! The ones that were never beaten into knowing that it was wrong!!
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some parents just sit back, I dont think punishment is the one thing that ruined people respect for authrority, but probably not enough observasion, and back talk.
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My mother never spanked me. And i am prefectly fine so that argument is invalid.
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And you consider yourself perfect! But other may not... You cant be annoying or arrogant to yourself princess
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i said perfectly fine... there is a difference. Ive never been in trouble with the law and im pursuing a masters in English so don't judge someone you don't know :)
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Some people are raised differently. Not everyone can be raised the same. But ME, personally, got LOOOTS o' spankings lol.
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Sorry... But then what did your parents do? Then again im sure some kids do listen to verbal dicipline but you have to admit that the majority of little kids do not.
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My parents hit me their hands...spoons...switches...belts...extension cords...lol But i'm happy for every hit.
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Haha sorry YCandy but i was typing at the same time as you i guess, bit i was addressing laurenmarie1230
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Oh lol
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I think hitting a kid with a tree branch is as far as you should go.

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Aww so no bats:/ well i guess i'll go uproot a sapling! Haha:)
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Nope just dont beat them with nothing but a belt on they behinds dont hit no arms legs nothing else but bootie lol

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Or whip

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Yes kids need a little wooping ever once and a while i slap my kid in the face and if he talks bald rub a hot Chile pepper on his tongue

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Slap their face? Chili pepper? I totally disagree with you. When they're adults that will leave some lovely memories.
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Wow you admit to child abuse? Slapping in the face and the chili peppers could land you in jail. Are you serious?
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Wow!!
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I like the pepper idea!! And anyone who can honestly say they were not hit as a kid were probably bad kids and annoying adults!!
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didnt people back in the day eat soap?
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Back in the day at my house when i have kids!
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Lol kids will beat you up if you dont show craziness . Im just saying i dont like getting stepped on by rude dum ungrateful spoiled kids.
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this kid at school, played bad games, and pretended too kill me 12 different times.
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If you need to spank yes but going all Chris Brown on them will get you really close to a court case. It's all about teaching lessons.

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There's a fine line between "beat" and "punish". A good spanking is perfectly fine.

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Beating is very different from spanking, beatings are against the law, spankings vary. it mostly depends on if you leave bruises or welts, just like deanawynn said

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Beating is just.....no. A spanking/whooping? I think one is needed if a time-out or getting their stuff taken away does not work. (I've seen children in public these days that giving them a little bitty time-out just WILL NOT do.)

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Very small grey area here

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a pop on the behind is ok , but there are better ways to discipline your kids rather than 'beating' them. Consistency is the key. As to whether or not it is illegal, probably not. But you should not be leaving marks or bruises on them and, only spank with your hand.

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"Spare the rod, spoil the child." It's good to discipline your child, it teaches them right & wrong, & it teaches them respect. As long as you don't beat them with a 2x4 for doing a little something, then your on that fine line between discipline & straight up abuse.

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no beating but u can spank. i recall being spanked across the face several times as a little kid. i was a pesty testy one :3

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The difference between beating and spanking is temper. Spank (or pop on the butt, whatever you call it) before you get angry. Make sure your child knows for example "I will only tell you to quit nagging twice, then I will pop you behind" then follow through. Promises should be kept whether they are for good things or bad.

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just before my son turned 14, he decided to push his luck and tell his mom to frank off when she told him to come in the house. she lit up his lower lip, when I got home (I already new) he showed me his lip and asked "are you gonna let her punch me like that", all I said is sometimes you gotta duck. my wifes 110 lbs. when she's holding a cat, my son is almost 17 now, 160 lbs.and around her its, "please, thank you, yes ma'am. I have never hit my kids, I never felt that I needed to, but I can honestly say, I never got a whoopin I didn't ask for when I was growing up.

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I think the wording of your question is wrong. It is never ok to beat a kid but sometimes a kid does need a spanking and there is nothing wrong with that! I was spanked as a child and I am not violent nor do I have messed up feelings towards my parents!

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A all got disciplined beating a child senseless is illegal but disciplining them its not it was done in. the past and Mammy purple turned out fine now a days children are being let to be spoiled and unthankful for many things if I had children and they misbehaved or disobeyed I would discipline them not by senselessly hitting them but by punishment and showing if their wrong doing it isn't wrong if you want your child to grow up to be a good person and not one that thinks they can do whatever they please with no consequences

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Spanking kids has gone out with the dark ages. Parents these days use non-violent methods to discipline their children. It is very illegal to spank, slap, hit or hurt a child in any way and can cause a parent to lose a child if the authorities find out.

I agree with the non-violent way parents discipline children these days, because I was at the other end of the stick as a child and it was not nice at all. We raised our six kids, with time out and non-violent ways of discipline and they have all gone on to be happy, respectful and productive people.
Take care

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BaByxGuRL

Kids nowadays are so bad, there's nothing wrong with a little spanking

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Personally, I think there wouldn't be as many discipline problems with kids if their parents would spank them. They'll learn their lesson that way.
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I totally agree! =D
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Nah.

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minnyboo

Yes its freakin illegal to beat your kids. spankin does depend on where you live, how/where, and age. There are plenty of other ways to punish a child, from age 1 to 17. for specific ways, just ask me again. I'll help, I just dont have much to go on, but just please dont beat your children, it will lead on to worse things one way or another.

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