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Should Teachers Be Legally Allowed To Spank Your Child?

A Kansas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow parents to give permission to caregivers and teachers to spank children hard enough to leave marks.

To spank or not to spank.

The topic is a controversial one among parents. Some believe spanking is necessary to raise well-behaved children. Others that it is a form of child abuse. 

In Kansas one lawmaker is proposing that child caregivers, teachers and parents should legally be allowed to spank children hard enough to leave marks, according to a story by the Associated Press.

Wichita Democratic Rep. Gail Finney said he wants to allow up to 10 strikes of the hand and that could leave redness and bruising, according to the AP story. The bill would continue to ban hitting a child with fists, in the head or body, or with a belt or switch.


tamarya February 24, 2014 at 04:24 PM
I feel bad for teachers and parents these kids walk around like little spoiled rotten rulers, atarting to make me love pets more than kids.
4Integrity February 25, 2014 at 09:18 AM
Bill--Parents could start by being parents: talk to their children, listen to them, teach them, love them. So many these days put themselves first to the detriment of their children. Children know and act accordingly. You get what you give--in most cases. There are always exceptions in life but parents should do their best to try to avoid the pitfalls in society. If one reads the documented statistics on spanking one would not resort to such an abusive form of discipling when one could reason, love, understand and give time outs and the like if necessary. Spanking is an easy solution to teachable moments in the life of children.
Michael John Torrey February 25, 2014 at 01:44 PM
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Cheryl Morris February 25, 2014 at 01:58 PM
POWERSCHOOL is a website that your school can use for teachers to upload every assignment name and grade, total grades, attendance, etc. We have it e-mail us every day on our son. Your kids have their own log-in so they can check it too.
Bryan Harz February 25, 2014 at 03:38 PM
Cheryl, we have PaentConnect for grades/attendance and Blackboard for assignments. It is a great way to keep in touch with what's going on in school. Being able to contact teachers via e-mail is also very useful. And for the record, I don't believe anyone other than a parent should discipline their child. How they do that at home is their own business, as long as it isn't abuse.

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