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pro's and con's on Child Protective Services

Please help! I need facts and definitions on pro's and con's on Child Protective Services have authority on how parents discipline their children? Please source any inside quotes and refrences APA style for any facts and definitions.

Question: Should the Child Protective Services have authority on how parents discipline their children?

II. Definitions
a. Discipline
b. Abuse

III. Difference between
a. Discipline
b. Abuse

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Hi there,

You asked the question:

Should the Child Protective Services have authority on how parents discipline their children?

First, here are the definitions of Discipline and Abuse according to Dictionary.com

Discipline: punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.

Abuse: to treat in a harmful, injurious, or offensive way.

When I think of the above two definitions, I see a major distinction between the two. I see discipline as a positive thing, something with the end goal of teaching the subject something new. Conversely, I see abuse as a negative thing, which ends up negatively reinforcing a negative behavior.

Here are my thoughts on the question at hand:

I think the important aspect to examine is context; what does the society in which the parent and child resides deem to be considered 'reasonable' behavior? Most ...

Solution Summary

You asked the question:

Should the Child Protective Services have authority on how parents discipline their children?

First, here are the definitions of Discipline and Abuse according to Dictionary.com

Discipline: punishment inflicted by way of correction and training.

Abuse: to treat in a harmful, injurious, or offensive way.

When I think of the above two definitions, I see a major distinction between the two. I see discipline as a positive thing,

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