Quick Answer: What Happens If You Hit Your Kids?

Is it OK to hit your child?

It’s important to not spank, hit, or slap a child of any age.

Babies and toddlers are especially unlikely to be able to make any connection between their behavior and physical punishment.

They will only feel the pain of the hit.

And don’t forget that kids learn by watching adults, particularly their parents..

Is it a sin to hit a child?

Technically, it is probably not a sin for a Christian to believe that beating a child with a belt will discipline them, if the discipline is actually done with concern and love, and not simply in temper or anger—our ancestors had no qualms about raising children this way.

What does smacking do to a child?

Third, physical punishment like smacking can lead to longer-term problems in children’s health and development. Children who are smacked can be more aggressive than children who aren’t smacked. They’re more likely to have challenging behaviour, anxiety or depression.

Should you hit your child back?

The data show that punishment must be age-appropriate, and must be used when appropriate. Mild spanks may be acceptable for children aged 2-6, older children should be disciplined in non-violent ways, and parents with anger issues or abusive tendencies should avoid physical discipline entirely.

What is the most psychologically damaging thing you can say to a child?

Ellen Perkins wrote: “Without doubt, the number one most psychologically damaging thing you can say to a child is ‘I don’t love you’ or ‘you were a mistake’.

Can I hit my kid with a belt?

The case law defines excessive corporal punishment. You may, or may not be arrested and convicted of a crime, if you hit a child with a belt that leave bruises and marks. However, most likely DCFS will investigate you along with the police.