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One could define corporal punishment as harminginflicting pain in any way shape or form to the body Would one also agree that disciplining or punishing a child is corporal punishment Discipline and corporal punishment should be viewed as two different things physically teaching or disciplining and physically beating Spanking and paddling are very obvious forms of disciplining or punishing a child but they should not be viewed as corporal punishment So the question becomes whose responsibility should it be to discipline or punish a child Physical punishment of any kind should not be the job of any school authoritive figure but should be the responsibility if deemed necessary by the parents and parents alone I believe that most people do understand and realize the difference between the definition of corporal punishment and parents teaching punishing or disciplining a child To a child there is a huge difference between mommy or daddy spanking them and the teacher hitting them with a ruler or paddling them Children understand that their parents punish them to correct their behavior but if their teacher does they believe that just anyone that doesnt like they or what they are doing can hit them This is the wrong message to send to our young ones parents have the right to decided if physical harm is right way to discipline their child not the public schools Raising children is obviously one of the harder things in life to do and in most cases parents know best Parents know their children like others dont because kids are their parents just smaller versions Most parents discipline their children whether physical or not the way they feel is the best way for their child Joan Beck a columnist for the Chicago Tribune states that is why millions of parents use spanking as a necessary and inevitable part of raising a child She goes on to say that many pediatricians approve of spanking as a necessary
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