For the first time in the state's history, Massachusetts' highest court established legal guidelines for the use of physical punishment on children by parents.
Nine out of 10 parents admit that spanking their children is sometimes appropriate. This week, a New York court ruled in favor of a father charged with child abuse, saying that it was a “reasonable use of force.
The hosts of “The Five” discussed ways to discipline children.
You may be surprised to learn that in Kansas, and about 20 other states, teachers and caregivers are allowed to spank children as long as they don't leave a mark. But under a new proposal, that limitation would be lifted, allowing spanking hard enough to leave redness or a bruise.
Some parents at Leeds Elementary Public School in Alabama were in for a shock when their kids brought home a permission slip for corporal punishment.