Physical Punishment in Childhood

This book will be of value to child protection workers, children’s legal representatives and practitioners, police officers, family court counsellors, psychologists who come into contact with children and families, those working in ...

Author: Bernadette J. Saunders

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470684399

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Providing a wide spectrum of views, the authors explore the fine line between normalized physical punishment and illegal or unacceptable physical and emotional abuse of children. It builds on the emerging field of research that provides opportunities for children to speak for themselves about their views and experiences. Provides observations from children, professionals and several generations from within individual families Discusses the power of language used by parents, professionals and the media to describe physical punishment Reflects upon the status of children in societies that sanction their physical punishment, motivations and justifications for its use, perceptions of its effectiveness, and its impact Presents a combination of personal, social, legal, and language factors which provide significant new insights and suggest ways to move forward

Corporal Punishment of Children A Human Rights Violation

The core of this book is a detailed analysis of the status of corporal punishment of children, including Areasonable spankings by parents, under international human rights law.

Author: Susan Bitensky

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047431162

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

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The core of this book is a detailed analysis of the status of corporal punishment of children, including Areasonable spankings by parents, under international human rights law. The analysis leads compellingly to the conclusion that such punishment is indeed a human rights violation, consonant with modern norms about right and decent treatment of juveniles. The book further provides a comparative analysis between the domestic laws of the seventeen nations that ban all corporal punishment of children and examples of the domestic laws in the countries that still permit some physical chastisement of children.

Children are People Too the Case Against Physical Punishment

Author: Peter Newell



Category: Children's rights

Page: 174

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Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective

In this book, social theorist Michael Donnelly and family violence expert Murray A. Straus tap the expertise of social science scholars and researchers who address issues of corporal punishment, a subject that is now characterized as a key ...

Author: Michael Donnelly

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300133804

Category: Law

Page: 352

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divDespite being commonplace in American households a generation ago, corporal punishment of children has been subjected to criticism and shifting attitudes in recent years. Many school districts have banned it, and many child advocates recommend that parents no longer spank or strike their children. In this book, social theorist Michael Donnelly and family violence expert Murray A. Straus tap the expertise of social science scholars and researchers who address issues of corporal punishment, a subject that is now characterized as a key issue in child welfare. The contributors discuss corporal punishment, its use, causes, and consequences, drawing on a wide array of comparative, psychological, and sociological theories. Together, they clarify the analytical issues and lay a strong foundation for future research and interdisciplinary collaboration. /DIV

Global Pathways to Abolishing Physical Punishment

Physical punishment in childhood: The rights of the child. Chichester, UK: WileyBlackwell. Shumow, L., Vandell, D. L., & Posner, J. K. (1998). Harsh, firm, and permissive parenting in lowincome families: Relations to children's academic ...

Author: Joan E. Durrant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136886346

Category: Education

Page: 374

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This book describes the unfolding of a global phenomenon: the legal prohibition of physical punishment of children. Until thirty years ago, this near-universal practice was considered appropriate, necessary and a parental right. But a paradigm shift in conceptions of childhood has led to a global movement to redefine it as violence and as a violation of children’s rights. Today, many countries have prohibited it in all settings, including the home. This remarkable shift reflects profound cultural changes in thinking about children and their development, parent-child relationships, and the role of the state in family life. It has involved actors in many sectors, including academia, government, non-governmental organizations and children themselves. Documenting the stories of countries that have either prohibited corporal punishment of children or who are moving in that direction, this volume will serve as a sourcebook for scholars and advocates around the world who are interested in the many dimensions of physical punishment and its elimination.

An Adult s Guide to Childhood Trauma

child . Even severely abused children seldom see themselves as victims , they feel that they deserved the abuse in some way , or they see the abuse as the parents way of showing that they cared about them . Physical punishment is not ...

Author: Sharon Lewis

Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 9780864863980

Category: Child welfare

Page: 222

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This book aims to assist parents, caregivers, teachers, health-care professionals and criminal justice system personnel to understand better the reactions of the child, as well as their own reactions, following a traumatic or stressful event.

An Introduction to Childhood

It is only with the emergence of a child rights perspective that physical punishment has begun to be questioned by anthropologists and the line between abuse and discipline discussed. Otherwise, as will be shown, a common feature of ...

Author: Heather Montgomery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405125918

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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In An Introduction to Childhood, Heather Montgomery examines the role children have played within anthropology, how they have been studied by anthropologists and how they have been portrayed and analyzed in ethnographic monographs over the last one hundred and fifty years. Offers a comprehensive overview of childhood from an anthropological perspective Draws upon a wide range of examples and evidence from different geographical areas and belief systems Synthesizes existing literature on the anthropology of childhood, while providing a fresh perspective Engages students with illustrative ethnographies to illuminate key topics and themes

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Early childhood experts discourage punishment because of its long-term ineffectiveness in changing behavior. Numerous studies have shown that physical punishment increases undesirable behaviors such as aggression because it models the ...

Author: Eva L. Essa

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544338767

Category: Education

Page: 496

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Introduction to Early Childhood Education provides current and future educators with a highly readable, comprehensive overview of the field. The underlying philosophy of the book is that early childhood educators’ most important task is to provide a program that is sensitive to and supports the development of young children. Author Eva L. Essa and new co-author Melissa Burnham provide valuable insight by strategically dividing the book into six sections that answer the “What, Who, Why, Where, and How” of early childhood education. Utilizing both NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) standards, this supportive text provides readers with the skills, theories, and best practices needed to succeed and thrive as early childhood educators.

Physical Punishment of Children




Category: Child welfare

Page: 6

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Ending the Physical Punishment of Children

In this volume, Elizabeth T. Gershoff and Shawna J. Lee present 15 effective interventions designed to prevent parents from physically punishing their children.

Author: Elizabeth T. Gershoff

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

ISBN: 9781433831140

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 189

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This book presents 15 effective interventions designed to stop and prevent parents from physically punishing their children.