Parents disciplining their children can effectively teach kids right from wrong. However, some people tend to get a bit overboard with perfecting their disciplining skills, even resorting to violence. This level of punishment often leads to kids lashing out in public. Fortunately, this whole situation has taken a turn for the better.

Words Instead Of Belts

Violence amongst youth worldwide is down thanks to spankings and corporal punishment diminishing. In various surveys, it was determined that modern parents tend to talk through a situation with their child instead of using violence.

“You would expect the international outcome to be more violence among youth once a country bans corporal punishment. That is not what the evidence here is saying,” Dr. Robert Sege told CNN.

United Spankings Of America

In the past, the United States was a major supporter of using violence to teach children. In 2013, it was discovered that 83% of parents in the country were okay with spanking their kids. In 1995, that number was up to 87%.

When it comes to school discipline, a surprising number of parents approve of spankings. A 2017 survey discovered that 26% of parents want teachers to spank their children at school. In what could come as a shock, corporal punishment is legal in 19 states.

The War Will Never End

The idea of corporal punishment won’t go away any time soon. Singer Kelly Clarkson caused a debate about the issue during a radio interview. She stated that she spanks her child for bad behavior. “That’s a tricky thing, when you’re out in public, because then people are like, they think that’s wrong or something, but I find nothing wrong with a spanking,” she said.

In the end, Sege hopes that this kind of behavior will cease to be in the near future. “My hope is that studies like these will convince people spanking and other punishments are not necessary to raise well-mannered kids,” he said.