PHI103 INFORMAL LOGIC Weekly Discussion,PUNISHMENT OR DISCIPLINE METHODS|PHI 103
Research studies have questioned whether physical punishment is helpful or harmful to the development of children. This paper will examine the reasoning behind each argument on physical punishment. Physical punishment once was viewed as an appropriate method for correcting and controlling children’s behavior. (Child Trends Data Bank, 2015, as cited in Miller-Perrin, & Rush, 2018) stated that “Three-fourths of U.S. adults agree or strongly agree with the statement “It is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard spanking” (p 405, para 1) In this argument, the premises will provide reasons used to support the conclusion.
Presentation of an Argument on Punishment Method
There continues to be heated debates on to spank or not spank. According to Larzelere and Kuhn (as cited in Miller-Perrin & Rush, 2018) "conducted a meta-analysis that physical punishment may be effective if used conditionally, such as an open handed swat on the buttocks with 2 to 6-year-olds when other forms of discipline have been unsuccessful" (p. 406, para. 1). Critics continue to argue that spanking and leads to damaging outcomes. “However, the research