Could your partner be abusing your child and calling it, "punishment?"
Learn to recognize the difference between punishment and abuse. It could save your child's life.
Punishment runs the risk of being excessive if...
- The child has a physical injury, such as bruising, broken skin, swelling, marks from an object such as an extension cord or hairbrush, a burn or a situation that requires medical attention.
- The person administering the punishment means to instill fear rather than educate your child.
- The person administering the punishment loses control.
- The action is inappropriate for the child's age.
- The action results from unreasonable demands or expectations for the child.