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On balance, spanking children is generally an unacceptable form of corporal punishment.

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With 3 votes and 12 points ahead, the winner is ...

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Legal Definition of corporal punishment: punishment inflicted on a person's body
Definition of a child: a young person especially between infancy and puberty

Round 1
Pro
RESOLUTION: On balance, spanking children is generally an unacceptable form of corporal punishment.
POSITION: Pro

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Preface
P1: Parental punishments which set out to solve poor behaviour but fail to solve poor behaviour, ought to be stopped.
P2:Spanking children doesn't solve poor behaviour.
C1: Spanking ought to be stopped.
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P1: Parental punishments, which set out to solve poor behaviour but do more harm than good, ought to be stopped.
P2: Spanking children does more harm than good.
C1: Spanking ought to be stopped.

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A1. The effects of Spanking on the developing mind
According to one study [1] done at Harvard University, spanking of a child leads to alterations in their brain and is equivalent to severe maltreatment. It can also increase their perception of threats. The brain shows a similar response when a child is spanked as when sexual, physical, or psychological abuse is inflicted. So in terms of the impact and severity, it’s much the same.
Children who are spanked are more likely to experience: 

These findings were compiled over five decades of research on children by the University of Texas; such findings have been consistent with other studies [3]. In all of them, spanking children has been shown to be overwhelmingly detrimental to their mental and emotional development.

The researchers used an MRI scan to look into the brains of 147 children. Some of them were spanked in their early years and some of them weren’t. Then the researchers looked at photos of various facial responses, which were positive, negative, and neutral. Children who were spanked by their parents had more activity in the brain responsible for emotional control and threat detection. They even showed higher responses to those expressions not considered threatening.
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A2. Major Health organisations 
Every major health organization has come out against spanking — The American Academy of Pediatrics has made it very obvious what their stance is on spanking children [4].
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  • Repeated use of corporal punishment may lead to aggressive behavior and altercations between parent and child and may negatively affect the parent-child relationship.
  • Corporal punishment is associated with increased aggression in preschool and school-aged children.
  • Experiencing corporal punishment makes it more, not less, likely that children will be defiant and aggressive in the future.
  • Corporal punishment is associated with an increased risk of mental health disorders and cognition problems.
  • The risk of harsh punishment is increased when the family is experiencing stressors, such as family economic challenges, mental health problems, intimate partner violence, or substance abuse.
  • Spanking alone is associated with adverse outcomes, and these outcomes are similar to those in children who experience physical abuse.

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Conclusion


  • Every major health organisation has come out against spanking children.
    • Spanking children leads children to be more suspicious of strangers and family alike.
      • Spanking does not solve poor behaviour.
        • Spanking increases one's likelihood of experiencing mental health problems later in life.

Con
I'm opposing physical harm to child . Every sentence is accepted . 

Conslusion + solution : 
-Parents , must apologise to children on  question ... Why they gave birth ? 
-How to deal with mental and sexual abuse of the past ? 

Round 2
Pro
Thx, shabdak2.718


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Conclusion
Shabdak2.718 appears to have agreed with everything I have said—therefore, essentially forfeiting the debate.
Con
Forfeited
Round 3
Pro
Extend.
Con
Forfeited