Parents Hitting Their Children
For this coursework, I will be looking at whether parents should be
allowed to hit their children or children that are being looked after
Like most questions there are usually two sides to the argument.
The 1st reason why parents should be allowed to hit their kids is to
enforce a form of discipline.
The other reason why hitting children is bad is because by hitting a
child, they may be emotionally scared for life.
Many people have different views on this topic; some are "for" it,
some are "against" it.
The United Nations (UN) as a violation of basic human rights have
condemned the national U.K. law.
It says that some forms of corporal punishment are acceptable.
However some parents have different perspectives on hitting their
children. Most of them will argue that hitting children is a form of
discipline and by doing so, they will learn how to behave in the
They may also argue that their children are too stubborn to respond to
other methods of discipline and it is more effective because there
would be constant reminders whenever a child does something wrong.
"You have to be cruel to be kind"
For example, confiscating their toys wouldn't be as effective because
the parents may eventually give the toys back or may give into the
Other parents argue that hitting your child is wrong.
This is because hitting the child may upset them even after the
discipline has been enforced.
Hitting your child may physically and emotionally scar them. This
could also make the child form hatred towards the parent.
Some parents hit their child /...