The state’s highest court has for the first time set legal guidelines for when and how parents can use spanking to discipline their children.
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Teachers in Kansas would have more power to spank children under a bill introduced in the state legislature.
Currently, state law allows teachers, other caregivers and parents to spank children, as long as it is not hard enought o leave marks. Under the bill by Kansas House member Gail Ginney, a Democrat from Wichita, the law would allow up to ten strikes of the hand, and smaks that are hard enough to cause redness and bruising.
A mailman in Manchester, New Hampshire was arrested Thursday after he allegedly spanked a young boy in his mail truck.
Some say spanking is a healthier punishment than “time out” or “grounding.”
WBZ’s Dr. Murray Feingold discusses the downside of spanking.
WBZ’S Jon MacLean talked with Kevin Brogioli, principal of Grades 7-8 at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School