Approximately 70% of people in the US agree that some form of physical punishment for children is appropriate, whereas many other industrialized nations have made physical punishment illegal.
As we learned in the lecture on discipline, physical punishment may be effective in some cases, but it is also associated with problems in parenting, including modeling aggressive behavior and having children avoid the punishing adult.
Should physical punishment of children be legal or illegal in the US?
If you are interested in reading Washington state statute on physical punishment of children, you can find it here:
< http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9A.16.100> (right click to open in new window)
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Content of Paper (5 paragraphs plus reference page)
Assign one paragraph to each group member.
|Paragraph 1: Introduction & Thesis||A brief paragraph that ends with a clear statement of your group position (thesis).|
|Paragraph 2: Argument 1||This paragraph makes a point in support of your position.
|Paragraph 3: Argument 2||This paragraph makes a point in support of your position. This point must bedifferent from the point made in Paragraph 2.
|Paragraph 4: Counterargument||This paragraph acknowledges a counterargument and refutes it.
|Paragraph 5: Conclusion||This paragraph sums up your paper.
|Reference Page||This separate page lists all sources cited in the paper. Do not count the reference page in your word count. Include only those sources that you actually cited in your paper.|