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Reader Sound-Off: Should Parents Be Allowed To Use Spank/Paddle Their Children?

Sep 16, 2014 11:52PM, Published by Bill Gilman, Categories: Opinion, Public Safety



The story of Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson being charged with child abuse for using a switch to punish his 4-year-old son has made headlines across the country.
But what do you think?
Is physical punishment of a child ever acceptable?
Spanking? Paddling? A belt? A switch?
Is there an age limit for spanking?
Does the gender of the child make a difference?
What is acceptable and what is unacceptable, in your opinion, when it comes to corporal punishment.
Leave your comments in the comment section below.


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