Common Arguments Against Spanking

Common Arguments Against Spanking:

  • Spanking Leads to Adult Dysfunction

Counterpoint: Ordinary Spanking Does Not Equal Corporal Punishment

  • Spanking Causes Aggression in Children

Counterpoint: Quality Research Shows No Evidence of Causing Aggression

Counterpoint: Association, Not Causation

  •  Spanking Leads to Child Abuse

Counterpoint: No Evidence of a Link

  • Spanking Teaches that Hitting is OK

Counterpoint: Ordinary Spanking Doesn’t Teach a Child to Hit

  • Spanking is Never Necessary

Counterpoint: Spanking is a Needed Corrective Measure

  • Spanking is an Ineffective Solution to Child Misbehavior

Counterpoint: Spanking is Effective