Kivi, of Woodstock, Ga. Kivi slapped him. Fifteen minutes later, in the parking lot, a police officer summoned by a store employee arrested her. She was charged with cruelty to children, a felony that carries a jail sentence of one to 20 years.
The cultural, regional and generational roots of spanking
'90s FAMILY : To Spank or Not to Spank? - Los Angeles Times
Working with the public has taught me so much. I can remember throwing a tantrum in the middle of my local grocery store because I wanted to eat Scooby Snacks for dinner instead of the vegetables my mom had picked out. After telling us multiple times, we proceeded to run without looking and narrowly avoided getting hit by a car, by way of mom picking us up around and pulling us back. My parents knew the line between discipline and abuse and they never crossed it, just made us grateful for what had by letting us know that it could be worse.
‘90s FAMILY : To Spank or Not to Spank?
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Parents who spank their children tend to see it as an important, effective, and useful tool in teaching kids how to behave. For many parents, corporal punishment is viewed as a personal decision with merits. While child health and development experts point to research that indicates that physical punishment is not effective and puts kids at risk for a number of negative outcomes, research shows that spanking is practiced in many homes.