A pro football player uses a switch on his child, and an American cultural divide between races, regions, and religions is exposed. October 19, Growing up in Orange County, in California, in the s, Ms. Haase knew what would happen if her father got angry. One instance left her in need of bandages. When she had children of her own, she and her husband agreed that they would use spanking only as a last resort.
Medical Center Staff Attitudes about Spanking
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Dean Keeton St. Louis, Missouri, , USA. Several medical professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommend that parents avoid hitting children for disciplinary purposes e. The extent to which medical professionals continue to endorse spanking is unknown. This study is the first to examine attitudes about spanking among staff throughout medical settings, including non-direct care staff. Men, staff who report being religious, and staff who held non-direct care positions at the medical center reported stronger endorsement of spanking and perceived their co-workers to be more strongly in favor of spanking.
To spank or not to spank: Corporal punishment in the US
The arrest of Minnesota Vikings halfback Adrian Peterson , who is accused of abusing his 4-year-old son while disciplining him with a switch, has rekindled the long-running debate about corporal punishment. Nor has there been consistent polling of American attitudes on the use of switches. But polls consistently show most Americans believe spanking is an appropriate form of discipline, although it varies by party identification, race, region and religion.
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