On October 21, 2008, Lisa Belkin, wrote an article about when it is okay to allow child abuse. The article involved a man hitting his twelve-year-old son with a wooden paddle. The father didn't like that his son was lying to him and decided to take action. The son was sent to the hospital with bruises, but none of them showed that he was in terrible pain. They took the family to court and the son claimed that he was wrong for lying. He announced that a child who is wrong needs to face their consequences. He also claimed that he loves his father and they were both crying while he was being beaten.
Lisa Belkin is baffled over when deciding to hit a child is right though. While some people believe that hitting children fixes the issue, others believe that it is morally wrong. It has been a compelling controversy for years. Schools have banned smacking with rulers, but homes have not banned hitting completely.
Sometimes things fire up in the heat of the moment. Although the parent should always be the level headed one, things happen, and every one does make mistakes. I think it is wrong to hit a child though. There are better ways to teach and show that they are wrong then physically causing harm. That only scares the child away and makes them hide more.