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Are parents allowed to hit their kids? or is that considered child abuse?

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these days it is considered socially unacceptable... legally it depends on how, where, and with what ferocity you inflict the damage

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Yes, only if the child is being disrespectful though.

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Sure they can.

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Minji

Only spanking their bottom, or slapping their face (I'm pretty sure). Anything else is considered child abuse. :-/

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Well, they may spank them for punishment but if they are doing it out of anger then it is considered child abuse

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FunnyLittleFrog

It depends. In some places, spanking is illegal. In general, whether or not parents decide to spank their kids in their home is up to them. If you mean hitting as in punching, that is abuse. Sadly, things like slapping are probably considered ok, too, just as long as no one sees them do it. It's a pretty hypocritical system if you ask me.

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Like spanking sure, or if there a teen and there really disrespectful...it has to be pretty bad though

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In a form of spanking, yes they are allowed.
But not any punching/kicking, that is child abuse.

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Jack_Frost

Depends, spanking if they were doing something wrong- ok. Hitting them with a belt out of anger- not ok.

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Buttonz_again

Spanking yes. Beating, punching, slapping no

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define the word "hit"

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I've spanked my children and because of that I've never had to slap or hit them, other than spanking of course. now that they're teenagers if you ground them from their friends and phone for 2 days in their eyes we've beating the ever living crap out of them.

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Child abuse unless its spanking

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I heard from the police to not do it in public but in the privacy of your own home.

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Spanking is legal ... punching them in the face, not so much.

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More and more states are outlawing physical punishment of children, but you may get by with it if you are out of town.

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Spanking is legal as a last resort! I suggest if you have tried other means of corrective action you need to do a couple of things before you spank your child. First, take the time to explain to the child why they are getting spanked. Re-enforce that fact that you love them , and why you have resorted to this action. A swat on the bottom is legal as long as you are not doing it out of anger! Striking them in an area other than the buttox is unacceptable! Hitting hard enough to leave a mark is never acceptable! After the spanking re-enforce the fact that you still love them, and that if they misbehave again there will be corrective action again!

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It depends! Sometimes they hit you because they don't listen, which is ok! But if they hit you then they leave a hit mark or a bruse then that's child abuse.

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My parents used to, only if I really did something bad. Like really bad, which was only two-three times. I would start crying from when they raised their hand in the air. So they didn't, I got saved.

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It's ok to spank your child to correct him or her. Just don't do it with anger. If you start hitting your child just because you're angry, it can be considered abuse.

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you can but u cant kill them or seriously hurt them

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It depends how if they are hurting that person and they are crying yes! Nowadays it is called child abuse but if they are just playing nahh

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It depends on what they hit you for it has to be reasonable

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Yes but not hard

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First of all, I am very concerned with the thought of even getting that in your head. I know that sometimes children can get on your nerves. They can make your life miserable. But, you treating them with disrespect can lead to them distrespecting you it can also lead to a lot legal issues

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