Under normal circumstances , I would say that violent punishment is uncalled for . If I had a child I would use anything from giving detention to administering prolonged rigorous exercise , such as running laps , or push ups , as a penalty for disciplinary offenses . But with that being said , I have been in a situation when I had to help tend to a cousin who my parents gained custody of , because the boy's mother was a method head , and the father a pederast . And even though we usually tried to administer alternate punishments , whenever he'd misbehave , we'd often be left having to resort to brute force , as he'd beligerantly resist all attempts to impose discipline . I'd even go so far as to enforce time outs , by sitting with him on my lap on the recliner , with his balled up fists held by me at the wrists facing each other , thinking that he wouldn't be so stupid as to pound them together , but he was . So , from this extraordinary experience of handling an illbred meth baby , I will say that I have come to conclude that it is the swiftest , and best response to beligerant behavior from a child is to deliver a series of rapid smacks upon the buttocks , with the flat of your hand . For any attempts at physically restraining such a wild savage will run the risk of wrenching muscle , or even breaking bone , when he tries to futilely breakaway . But in regards to responding to beligerance , I consider it not so much a matter of corporal punishment , but rather of counter-aggression . So , in my own mind , I still believe that I am abiding by my political conviction , as expressed in this document .
1 – Every child’s right to a happy, secure and creative life.2 – Society is responsible for ensuring the well-being of every child irrespective of her family’s means and circumstances. The state is obliged to ensure a uniform, and the highest possible, standard of welfare and development opportunities for children.
3 – Allowances and free medical, educational and cultural services to ensure a high standard of living for children and youngsters regardless of family circumstances.
4 – Placing all children without a family or familial care under the guardianship of the state, and providing for their life and education in modern, caring, progressive and well-equipped centres.
5 – Creation of well-equipped, modern nurseries to ensure that all children are provided with a creative educational and social environment regardless of family circumstances.
6 – Equal rights for all children, whether born in or outside marriage.
7 – Prohibition of professional employment for children and youngsters under 16.
8 – Prohibition of abuse of children at home, in school and the society at large. Strict prohibition of corporal punishment. Prohibition of subjecting children to psychological pressure and intimidation.
9 – Decisive legal action against sexual abuse of children. Sexual abuse of children is deemed a grave crime.
10 – Prosecution and punishment of anyone who in any way and under any pretext impedes children, whether boys or girls, from enjoying their civil and social rights, such as education, recreation, and participation in children’s social activities