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Topic: Corporal Punishment


Voices: Beating a child bloody is not 'cultural'

September 22, 2014 · 

I was at a local park with my biological father in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan, where we lived. He’d given me instructions to stay within a specific area, where he could see me while he played ball. But I didn’t listen.

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When is punishment child abuse? #tellusatoday

September 22, 2014 · 

As a pediatrician, I am required to report child abuse, or any reasonable suspicion of child abuse, and failure to do so would be a crime. But the cases are not always black and white. Human beings are making these judgments so they will never be perfect (“Whippings part of Adrian Peterson’s childhood”).

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NFL star Adrian Peterson arrested for child abuse

September 17, 2014 · 

13 September 2014 Last updated at 09:07 Adrian Peterson’s attorney said his client regretted the incident and insisted he was a loving father An American football player has been arrested in Texas for allegedly hitting his young child with a tree branch. Adrian Peterson, who plays for NFL side Minnesota Vikings, turned himself in to the authorities […]

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