All environments, including families, schools, and facilities for the care and protection of children, such as orphanages, hostels, and other similar facilities, have normalized and accepted the physical punishment of children. Children must be disciplined in order to develop their competence and responsibility. However, many people are unaware of the potential psychological and emotional effects that physical punishment may have on them.

The negative impacts of physical punishment include the following;

Builds children’s aggression

Children that are hit learn that hitting is acceptable behavior. They become more aggressive as a result, and this hostility manifests itself negatively in later years.

Negative Psychological and Emotional Effects

As a result, the children and their future are scarred by disruptive behavior, vandalism, increased aggression, poor academic performance, phobias, low self-esteem, anxiety, and sadness.

Their Feeling of Unsafeness

A child’s sense of self may be harmed by repeated punishment. Even in environments designed for his development and safety, he could feel uneasy.

Develops a Violent Behavior

Children who have been physically punished use aggressive or violent coping mechanisms to deal with fights or minor confrontations with their peers or siblings. They don’t see it as an infringement on their rights.

Affects the relationship between parents and children

Parents who physically discipline their children may cause the child to grow apart from them. They could feel continuously in danger from them.

Past Abuse

When a child is physically punished, they learn that beating or other forms of physical abuse are normal, which leads them to harm their spouses and children when they establish their own families.

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