Houston Matters

Is Corporal Punishment a Relic or Still Relevant?

The case of NFL star Adrian Peterson being accused of child abuse has brought the topic of corporal punishment to the minds of the nation and many in Greater Houston. Many have criticized his alleged actions — but plenty have defended him saying they were also hit by their parents growing up. On this edition of Houston […]

The case of NFL star Adrian Peterson being accused of child abuse has brought the topic of corporal punishment to the minds of the nation and many in Greater Houston. Many have criticized his alleged actions — but plenty have defended him saying they were also hit by their parents growing up.

On this edition of Houston Matters we discuss the role of corporal punishment in the home and in schools. Is corporal punishment a relic of a by-gone era, or is it still a relevant and needed tool for parents and educators?

We hear from a state representative who advocates for the use of corporal punishment along with a licensed clinical social worker and a psychologist who advocate against it.

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