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Discipline Parents of different cultures in our society are searching for the perfect solution to raise happy healthy children The controversial issue of using corporal punishment is constantly being disputed by many different societies In 1980 a highly credentialed group of sociologists published Behind Closed Doors Violence in the American Family With eight years of gathering interviews and research they found that eighty-three percent of 2143 parents interviewed which were all from different cultural backgrounds admitted using some form of violence on their children at some time in the childs life Violence is an act carried out with the intention to cause physical pain or injury Strause Gelles and Steinmeitz Corporal punishment is still widely used on children Unfortunately it can have severe consequences Professor Philip Greven of the State University of New Jersey writes The pain and suffering experiences by children who have been physically punished resonate through time first during the seeming endless days and nights of childhood and adolescence and later through the lives as we lead as adults In the book Athapaskan Adaptions James Vanstone states that Athapaskan children are rarely punished by corporal punishment but disciplinary action would be taken if a child failed to adjust or was slow to take over socially approved habits Many parents continue to use physical punishment to discipline their children for various reasons The most common reason is the belief that if parents truly love their children and care about there well-being then they must impose their authority values and cultural beliefs on the child This belief is based on the fear of spoiling a child This suggests that children whose wants are met will become selfish and inconsiderate adults In the book Dancing with a Ghost Ross believed that the native people of Canada did not interfere with their children out of love and that interference was a wrong thing to do Another reason parents use physical punishment comes from
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