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No child deserves to be hit. There are things that children do that anger parents, or that put the child or others at risk, or are socially unacceptable, but there is never a reason to hit another human being to discipline or teach. What does this mean, in plain language? It means parents should not be allowed to hit or spank their children.
The judge called the case "tragic from every angle.''
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They spanked their 14-year-old daughter with a skipping rope and plastic hockey stick after she sent nude photos of herself to a young man over the internet.
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"Hitting another person is an act of aggression and violence. Period. We can’t be ageists."
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Apparently, I'm a victim of child abuse. And a child abuser. How did that escape me? At least I might be, if you believe a new study that redefines what it means to be abused -- and an abuser. I can tell you for certain is each of the times I used corporal punishment, it was in those moments that I failed most as a parent. But does that make me an abuser?
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