Wednesday, October 09, 2013

It's Not Child Abuse

Who'd'a thunk that this ruling would come from California, of all places:
A state appeals court on Tuesday tossed out child abuse findings against a frustrated Northern California mother who spanked her 12-year-old daughter hard enough with a wooden spoon to cause bruising...

Gonzalez and her husband testified that other forms of punishment such as groundings and taking away her phone had failed to persuade their 12-year-old daughter to do her schoolwork and avoid gang culture. The parents said that other family members had testified that spankings in the household were a rarity...

"We cannot say that the use of a wooden spoon to administer a spanking necessarily exceeds the bounds of reasonable parental discipline," (Justice) Rushing concluded.

1 comment:

PeggyU said...

Who filed the charges? The daughter? A teacher? A healthcare worker? A social worker? Just curious as to how this found its way into court in the first place.