Connect with me on LinkedIn. God, child abuse, and the limits of religious freedom in America. Shortly, I will adding to the discussion with a post on Humiliation Parenting. Endorsing the ruling, it also said it promises to "reduce multiple forms of violence". One of the major problems with hitting a child is that a parent can lose control and cause serious emotional and physical damage, even death — an issue I discuss in Spanking Gone Too Far. Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. In , Hobby Lobby successfully argued before the Supreme Court that privately held companies should be exempt from providing contraception to their employees if it conflicts with their sincerely held religious convictions.
To spank or not to spank remains the question.
Positive parenting: To spank or not to spank?
Please reach out to us at info pioneerworks. DCF has pointed out that for a child trying to recover from what may have been horrific abuse, the sight of someone else receiving corporal punishment can be traumatic. After saying they disagreed with the law, some readers implied the ruling went too far and didn't account for the "difference between a spank and abuse". The respondents urged that the court needed to send out a message to South Africans deterring behavior that led to violence and the abuse of children. Because that is not good agent that determines the laws and enforces them?
God, child abuse, and the limits of religious freedom in America
The Cape Town-based Joshua Generation Church said the commission's plans to amend the Children's Act prohibiting corporal punishment in the home represented the state "crossing the sacred line of family and parental duty" and would "damage children and destroy families". HuffPost SA this week asked readers if they agreed with the court ruling and the reasons for their choice. The state has a reasonable interest in their care, and is well within its rights to determine that placing traumatized children in homes that practice corporal punishment is not in their best interest. Only time — and lawsuits like this one — will tell. Related: Spanking Gone Too Far. When it came to behavior correction, I was grounded If the allegations against Thaing are accurate and she angrily hit her son with a coat hanger dozens of times, leaving more than 30 bruises on his body, she may well have broken the law.
You must ask yourself if your child is ready to understand why you tried to discipline them. Horses Columnists Racing News. We are really concerned about when is the right time to use spanking as a disciplinary method. No parent wants to cause pain to his or her child. I don't think that spanking, in and of itself, is detrimental to the emotional well-being of a child. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng highlighted several limitations in South African law when it came to determining whether corporal punishment of a child amounted to child abuse, suggesting that a case by case approach might be the easier road to take.