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China Draft Law Seeks To Punish Parents For Kids Bad Behaviour
What just happened?
The legislation takes parents into account and punishes them when their young children behave badly, commit crimes or commit delinquency, and requires guardians or parents to go through a program if their ward commits a crime. The law states that children who misbehave must inform their parents and provide them with education and counselling services at school.
What does this mean?
If parents do not correct their children's behavior, their employers are notified and they are sent for counseling and training, the law says. Under the draft Family Education Promotion Act, guardians can be reprimanded and instructed to undergo a family education program if prosecutors find bad or criminal behavior by children in their care. The law states that parents can be fined, reprimanded or disciplined if their children behave badly or are convicted of a crime.
China plans law to punish parents for bad behavior of children The Chinese parliament is considering a law that would punish parents if their young children show bad behavior or commit crimes. In an important development, the National People's Congress (NPC) announced that it will consider legislative measures to hold parents accountable and to punish them if their younger children behave badly, commit crimes or indulge in delinquency. There are many reasons why adolescents fail to behave, and the lack of adequate family education is a major cause, said Zang Tiewei, a spokeswoman for the Legislative Commission of the National People's Congress.
In a commentary line, Joshua Rhett Miller of New York puts "kinship" in school promotion and regulation in the grasp of the people who are most responsible and vulnerable to their misbehavior. I believe that the Chinese Parliament will draft the law in a similar way this week. At its next session, the Chinese parliament will consider a bill to punish parents when their young children misbehave or commit crimes.
How does this impact the legal sector?
Studies after studies have shown that corporal punishment leads to a wide range of adverse health, developmental and behavioral outcomes in children who are continued into adulthood, including poor mental health, poor cognitive development, lower school grades, increased aggression, poor moral regulation and increasing anti-social behavior. Although physical punishment is not considered child abuse, researchers have found that it puts children at a higher risk of developing some kind of mental illness.The fear of one’s child having bad behavior that could lead to punishment for the parent may lead the parent to physically punish their children.The right of parents to physically punish their children has not been ratified since 1966, even though the use of mild forms of corporal punishment by parents do not constitute a crime under the Criminal Code.
The secretary general of the United Nations has investigated violence against children and has called for an explicit ban of physical punishment and other forms of cruel and degrading punishment in all areas, including the home (UN, 2006 ). The American Academy of Pediatrics ( AAP ) says that parents and other caregivers (adults who interact with children and adolescents ) should not use corporal punishment, including beatings and beatings. The AAP also recommends parents and school leaders refrain from any form of physical punishment of children at school, including beatings and splashing.
Elizabeth Gershoff, PhD, a leading researcher on corporal punishment at the University of Texas at Austin, says legal bans and the use of public education tools are trying to criminalize the behavior of children and how the child corrects that punishment.
A growing body of research shows that beatings and other forms of physical discipline for children pose serious risks, but many parents do not hear this message. In 2018 the revised policy of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on corporal punishment and effective discipline in the education of healthy children encouraged parents and caregivers to use healthy forms of discipline to correct their children and refrain from corporal punishment. As part of its commitment to protect children from violence, as enshrined in the Child Development Rights Convention, the WHO has included educational and behavioral interventions related to corporal punishment in its national education programs, which can take various forms.
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