Instigator / Pro
1
1302
rating
218
debates
44.95%
won
Topic
#5140

Spanking children is good for their mental health

Status
Finished

The debate is finished. The distribution of the voting points and the winner are presented below.

Winner & statistics
Better arguments
0
3
Better sources
0
2
Better legibility
1
1
Better conduct
0
1

After 1 vote and with 6 points ahead, the winner is...

Benjamin
Parameters
Publication date
Last updated date
Type
Rated
Number of rounds
3
Time for argument
Two days
Max argument characters
10,000
Voting period
Two weeks
Point system
Multiple criterions
Voting system
Open
Minimal rating
None
Contender / Con
7
1760
rating
65
debates
75.38%
won
Description

No information

Round 1
Pro
#1
It teaches them how to be violent and tough.
Con
#2
“We know that spanking is not effective and can be harmful for children’s development and increases the chance of mental health issues."


Research over the last 50 years show us that spanking children is harmful to their mental health. 
Round 2
Pro
#3
My arguments are facts.
Con
#4
Assuming PRO's R1 argument is correct, he still hasn't shown that becoming violent and tough is good for your mental health.
Round 3
Pro
#5
Its a truism.

Do you wanna be tough? No?
Con
#6
Being violent is not an inherently good trait, and it certainly doesn't help you have healthy relationships with the people around you. Your mental health suffers as a result.