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Parent confused about spanking rights for children

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By The Staff

I am a mother of two elementary school students. I was just informed that spanking is allowed in school and parents don’t have to be notified. I find that odd. Department of Social Services will tell you that you cannot spank your children with an object and you can never leave a mark or it is considered child abuse.

A paddle at school will assuredly leave a mark, and it is an object. I do not understand what gives the school the right to strike my child, yet I don’t have that right for myself.


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