Is Spanking Your Kids Legal in Oklahoma?
Somehow this topic came up at the water cooler today. Is corporal punishment allowed in Oklahoma and could you be breaking the law by spanking your children? Some say you could be charged with child abuse.
IS SPANKING YOUR KIDS CONSIDERED CHILD ABUSE IN OKLAHOMA? SEE BELOW
Another great water cooler debate got underway this morning as we argued the legalities of corporal punishment in the Sooner State. Someone mentioned spanking their child yesterday and the debate was on.
Watch the video below to learn more about corporal punishment in Oklahoma
The video above is from the Tusla-based law firm, Wirth Law Office. In a brief three minutes, James M. Wirth answers the question. Corporal punishment is allowed so long as it is reasonable and appropriate vs abuse.
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IS LEGAL IN OKLAHOMA UNDER TITLE 21 SEC. 844
Now if you need someone to explain to you the difference between reasonable and appropriate punishment vs child abuse you really shouldn't be a parent. There's a difference between spanking and actual abuse.
Recently Oklahoma passed legislation concerning corporal punishment in schools
There's been some confusion and misinformation about corporal punishment in Oklahoma due to new legislation that was passed (Title 70-13-116). A lot of people thought it outlawed the practice of spanking.
OKLAHOMA HAS UPDATED ITS LAWS ON CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN SCHOOLS
The new law basically prohibits the use of corporal punishment in Oklahoma schools on students with disabilities or cognitive issues. It doesn't make corporal punishment illegal completely. Click here for details.
Hit play on the video below to learn more about corporal punishment laws in Oklahoma
The topic of corporal punishment is a hotly debated subject. Some are for it, others are against it. Parent the way you see fit and I'll do the same I think that is the correct answer here. There are pros and cons to both.
YOU'RE THE PARENT SO YOU DECIDE IF SPANKING IS APPROPRIATE OR NOT
So spank or don't spank it's totally up to you. Both parenting discipline methods are completely legal in Oklahoma. As a matter of fact, a lot of schools still practice corporal punishment "licks" in the Sooner State.