Have you heard about the kids killing themselves because other kids are bullying them? Imagine how they would feel if an adult was beating them, kids should be treated like a person, not a punching bag.
Define "beating". I got the belt when I was little and I grew up fine. It's the yelling I hate, I don't like when my parents yell. I'd take a belt before yelling any day. But if it's an actual beating, like abusive beating, of course they'd grow up traumatized. It could also lead to a cycle where they reflect that behavior toward their kids.
Punishing by a whack on the butt, after everything else fails to work is acceptable! Beating is different. My Mother beat me with electric extension cords, smacked me in the face with a frying pan, made me kneel on two piles of dried split peas. Used a belt to beat me on the face and neck, her idea of when a time out was over was when I came too! Told me I was stupid, and how sad she was when her attempts to self abortion me didn't work, each and everyday. What did it teach me! To never, ever do this to my children. Love them enough to correct them properly! Have no sympathy for people that abuse children. She has been dead for more than 40 years. I've forgiven her, but will never forget!
Beating? Or spanking? Beatings obviously diminishes a child's self respect and confidence. It does not necessarily lead to that child beating their own kids when they're grown. Some do, some don't. Spanking should never be done in anger, that's where all this nonsense about spanking as a last resort is abusive. Of course you overdo if you're angry. Spanking needs to be done logically and unemotionally and long before you're mad. My daughter knew I would tell her something 3 times and then I would swat her butt. I only ever had to do it twice. She knew the limits, she knew I meant what I said. That was all it took.
It has always been recommended by psychiatrists to avoid beating kids on their misdeed rather we should make them understand calmly with putting some examples. Otherwise the impact on the braing will be long lasting. It is being found that the children who are abused or neglected run a high risk of developing mental problems later in life, from anxiety and depression to substance abuse and suicide.
It can cause the kid to fall into major depression and it will leave scares and every time the see that it will remind the kid how bad there child hood had been. They will feel like they dont belong in the world anymore that they are worthless. and they will want to just die. They will possibly kill themselves.It may also lead to them beating there kids when they grow up not all do but some actually do. This is as in if you abuse the kid as in beating