Our culture is variances about childrearing. On the one hand, there’re people like the conservative Christian psychologist James Dobson who, through his extensively syndicated radio demonstrate Focus on the Family, has been the prominent critic of permissive parenting and an advocate for use of spanking and corporal punishment for disciplining children. At same time, corporal punishment has increasingly come to be regarded as a form of the child abuse and is penalized by today's child protection laws.
In four to six page essay (double-spaced), describe the current controversy regarding corporal punishment in child-rearing with reference to historical origins of this debate. Based on what you have learned so far from the Claverley & Phillips' Visions of the Childhood.