A boy, who did not received his christmas presents because he had been being naughty last year, toppled the christmas tree and yelled impudently at his parents. This video went viral and attracted attention of a lot of parents. A majority of them conceded that if the boy were their son, he would deserve a hard spanking for being so disrespectful. Others also claim that American parents today are so “easy-going” with their children and there should be a stricter method in educating those wild behaviors. However, as the children’s rights are being prioritized and emphasized in many international conference, corporal punishment for disciplining purpose can be considered as child abuse because it directly exerts physical pain and sometimes mental trauma on the kid. A controversial question, therefore, is raised that should corporal punishment such as spanking be allowed to discipline a child when he or she did a mistake?To understand the consequence of spanking comprehensively, we should take a glimpse of its purpose. The purpose of spanking is to show kids that parents heartily concern about their children’s well-being and hope for a genuine change in behaviors, and absolutely not a way for parents to express their aggression or frustration. According to the studies of Diana Baumrind, a highly respected psychologist from the University of California, occasional spanking on the bottom of the child (one or two swats) between the ages from two to six as a purpose of discipline yields a better result in the long term than families repudiate spanking entirely. The study demonstrates that if parents use spanking in a right way, it is possibly beneficial. This is a shocking result for people who think that spanking affect children negatively and show the inhumanity and cruelty in educating. However, a doubtful question is proposed: in which way does spanking, one kind of direct effect to create physical pain, reflects such a surprising benefit like that? Accordingly, the best explanation is that spanking can generate a profound impression on the mind of the kids to help increase desirable behaviors. James Dobson, a psychologist and founder of Focus on the Family, writes in The New Dare to Discipline that “the minor pain that is associated with this deliberate misbehavior tends to inhibit it. … A boy or girl who knows love abounds at home will not resent a well-deserved spanking.” It is common that kids are naive and sometimes cannot acknowledge between right or wrong behaviors. At the age from two to four, most of kids are not fully formed individuals capable of logical reasoning and understanding. Thus, sometimes it is totally useless when parents spend tons of hours try to explain an action is unacceptable. A spanking, nevertheless, can alert a child that action should be stopped and never be repetitive in the future. Although on theory spanking can reduce and prevent undesirable behaviors, people still need more evidence to ensure the positive aspect of applying spanking in teaching a child. Take Gordon Central High School as an example of employing spanking successfully. A majority of teachers claim that employing corporal punishment contributes to the reduction of truancy, tardiness, and others offense behaviors. In addition, students at GCHS also admit the effectiveness of spanking when it helps to restrict undesirable actions and provokes their consideration before acting out. Though most of schools in the United States ban spanking but this study has been making educators to rethink about that. This also relates partially to parenting. Parents or teachers, they all need a higher authority over children not because to expose superiority but because parents and teachers must play a role of an instructor to teach children how to behave well and other moral lessons.At the same time, people also claim that spanking violates flagrantly children’s rights since the intense punishment can injure children physically and mentally. Certainly, there is a fine line between disciplining and abusing when using spanking, but if we make a clearly defined rules about this problem and put it in our control is it still acceptable? Parents today are falling down in their job and overindulge their children. ( )Psychologically, children will do what they want to do unless there is some fear hindering and alerting them not to do that. Punishment is not a negative practice if we put it into a pertinent scenario to prepare for the children integral lessons, adjust their attitude toward other people, and help them uphold their good nature.