Rules and discipline which were enforced during the sixties and seventies are not efficient enough for today's rebellious teens.
Gislene Borno, a resident of Norwalk, grew up in Haiti where corporal punishment was mandatory in every school, said "You were forced to do your school work, come to school, and be at every class on time.
However, with the growth of humanitarian ideals since the Enlightenment, such punishments were increasingly viewed as inhumane.
By the late 20th century, corporal punishment had been eliminated from the legal systems of most developed countries.
These states feel the continued use of corporal punishment appears to reflect inappropriate views of children's rights.
The rights of children should not be an issue in this matter.
Corporal punishment or physical punishment is a punishment intended to cause physical pain on a person.
It is most often practised on minors, especially in home and school settings. It has also historically been used on adults, particularly on prisoners and enslaved people.
Paddling has been making a comeback in recent years.
Alabama Governor Fab James, Jr., signed a law last August promising teachers that if they decide to spank a student, their school boards would be obliged to back them if they are taken to court.