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Nassau deputy videoed spanking kids sparks conversation on validy of corporal punishment

December 29, 2016
in Kids

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A question that's been asked for years is being asked again after a YouTube video posted online shows a Nassau County deputy with a belt spanking his daughter and cursing at her. "The American Academy of Pediatrics of course believes in managing the behavior of children. However, they believe there are alternatives to doing that besides corporal punishment and they wish people could find those alternatives and learn what those are," says Dr. Randall Alexander, Chief of UF Health's Child Protection division. He says legal definitions and medical definitions sometimes differ when talking about child abuse. "If it goes to...

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