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Do they still use timeout or the paddle in public schools?

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In brief: See below

Schools are not allowed to use any form of physical punishment.

In brief: See below

Schools are not allowed to use any form of physical punishment.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not the paddle.

Using the paddle on kids who misbehave would not go over too well in modern society.
But a time-out, or a break, is a great idea and is still used today as a way to interrupt bad or disruptive behavior in a class. Better than just sending the kid to the Principal every time a class interruption occurs.

In brief: Not the paddle.

Using the paddle on kids who misbehave would not go over too well in modern society.
But a time-out, or a break, is a great idea and is still used today as a way to interrupt bad or disruptive behavior in a class. Better than just sending the kid to the Principal every time a class interruption occurs.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
It is commonly believed that paddling is an archaic and cruel form of punishment and is no longer done. Unfortunately this is not the case. Corporal punishment is only illegal in less than half of the states in public schools and in only two states in public and private schools. It still goes on and docs are kept ignorant of this, it's a "dirty secret" like child sexual abuse used to be.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Please see nospank.net for accurate information about the prevalence of this barbaric practice and the harm that it still does. Do your part to get this practice banned, as it has been banned in all of Europe and in many other countries as well. If you don't insist on getting it banned legally, children will continue to suffer in those small schools (and some not so small) where it's practiced.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: U.S. public schools

are mandated to have a " Zero Tolerance" policy for anyone's touching another person without consent.
Time-outs are used in Pre-K- 1st grade & in Special Ed classrooms; then, token- economy or cost-response techniques in regular ed. & inclusion classrooms. Behavioral Intervention Plans with Positive Behavioral Supports are used for students with Neurobehavioral Disorders or mental illness.

In brief: U.S. public schools

are mandated to have a " Zero Tolerance" policy for anyone's touching another person without consent.
Time-outs are used in Pre-K- 1st grade & in Special Ed classrooms; then, token- economy or cost-response techniques in regular ed. & inclusion classrooms. Behavioral Intervention Plans with Positive Behavioral Supports are used for students with Neurobehavioral Disorders or mental illness.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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