Education: 8 out of 10 parents spank their child, survey reveals

Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-17 18:24:02

In a latest survey carried out by the IFOP for the Children's Foundation, it is revealed that physical and psychological violence is still widely common in the education of children.

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The educational violence , whether physical or psychological, are practiced by 8 out of 10 parents, reveals the survey conducted by the IFOP and published in the JDD . However, since 2019, a law prohibits all educational violence against children. A law that 37% of those questioned for the survey admit not knowing.

the slaps, spanking , shouting or other methods such as blackmail (' deprivation of dessert », « cornering » or « threat “, or 46% of the parents questioned for the latter) are practiced in an ordinary way on a daily basis, specifies the JDD. 23% of parents say they spank their child, while a quarter of respondents find acts of violence in the education of a child acceptable.

'Physical violence is down'

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« Physical violence appears to be on the decline. There is an awareness on the part of parents even if it is still insufficient. Psychological violence is still poorly understood “, specifies Clémence Lisembard, in charge of social missions at the Foundation for Children.

In addition to these various forms of violence adopted for the education of their child, parents are 40% to consider that yelling at their toddler is not ordinary educational violence. They are moreover 55% of parents to “ to scream very loudly about their child during reprimands . While they are 48% to punish them and 42% to use the promise of a counterpart.

To avoid this kind of practice, Clémence Lisembard advises: “ Children need a framework to know what they can and cannot do and know the limits. Without landmarks, they are in pain. It is therefore necessary to establish them clearly, but in a non-violent way '. The Children's Foundation calls for 'clear recommendations for families' to change education on the positive side.

Source : South West