1. Is an “injunction” (“ban”, or “prohibition”) warranted? In deciding upon a response, think about questions such as “What was the American Academy of Pediatrics’ rationale for the recommendation against spanking?” and “How credible is the rationale-- are there any “threats” to the basis for the AAP’s recommendation”?
2. Do you anticipate that you as health care professionals will tell parents that spanking is not an appropriate discipline technique? Why or why not?
3. Do you think a move to legally prohibit corporal punishment has a good chance of success?
What factors might influence whether such a “ban” would succeed or fail? Consider factors in various levels of the ecology described in Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Model of Development that might influence favorably or unfavorably the success of a ban