Corporal punishment of minors in the United States , meaning the infliction of physical pain or discomfort by parents or other adult guardians, including in some cases school officials,  for purposes of punishing unacceptable behavior, is subject to varying legal limits, depending on the state.
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Child corporal punishment laws. Behind Closed Doors: As mothers in this sample more frequently implemented corporal punishment compared to the fathers Lansford et al. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.
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