Parenting a child isn’t an easy undertaking and isn’t something that should be stepped into lightly. Sometimes kids misbehave and need to be punished in order to learn that what they did was wrong. However, how a child is punished could get a parent into legal trouble. Most forms of corporal punishment are highly frowned upon.
Hurting a child is known as child abuse. Child abuse can come in many forms and can be severely damaging to a kids mental and physical health. This can affect how the child grows up and what kind of person he or she might become. This is why child abuse is such a big deal, and why it is illegal.
What Is Child Abuse in California?
Child abuse isn’t just a horrible thing to do to a child, it is illegal here in California under Penal Code (PC) 273d, also known ...