Victoria Inyama, Nigerian actress, says she is against the practice of parents beating their children as a punishment for wrongdoing. 

In a post on her social media page on Thursday, the actress, while reflecting on parenting said fathers and mothers must devise better ways of correcting their children than subjecting them to corporal punishment.

“I am totally against beating a child and research has proven that beating damages children and breeds them into violent adults! Parents should recognise and respect children’s feelings! Teach their children how to manage conflicts and negative feelings without violence!!,” she wrote on Instagram.

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I am totally against beating a child & research has proved that beating damages children & breeds them into Violent Adults! Parents should Recognise & Respect children's feelings! Teach their children how to manage conflicts & Negative feelings without Violence!! Violence is learned Behavior! Pinker 202:178, 308. Children that grow up with Physical punishments as the norm also take out their frustrations on others …The brain reacts to environmental challenges in various conscious ways/actions, levels of Norepinephrine & Dopamine often rise to produce a type of Aggression. 💥 Coercive Parenting is Wrong!!! Parents that beat haven't learnt to Regulate their own feelings & use appropriate strategies!! 💥 Beating a child incubates Aggression & conduct disorder, Depression, lack of confidence, drug addiction, hostile & lack of good communication skills!! 💥 A child that is trained through violence will always use violence to communicate because they don't how else to manage conflict!! The more physical & verbal abuse a child gets. The more they expect it, the more they Rebel & become Defiant… 💥 Aggressive behaviour is the result of CHRONIC MISTREATMENT, McBurnett et al.2000. #plsstayhome #staysafeeveryone 🙏🏽💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

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Citing several scholars to buttress her point, Inyama said that such practice only breeds violence among children, adding that coercive parenting is inimical to societal growth.

“Violence is learned Behavior! Pinker 202:178, 308. Children that grow up with physical punishments as the norm also take out their frustrations on others,” she added.

“The brain reacts to environmental challenges in various conscious ways/actions, levels of Norepinephrine & Dopamine often rise to produce a type of aggression. Coercive parenting is wrong!!!

“Parents that beat haven’t learnt to regulate their own feelings use use appropriate strategies!! Beating a child incubates aggression and conduct disorder, depression, lack of confidence, drug addiction, hostile and lack of good communication skills!!”

She added that it is expedient for parents to learn how to control their emotions when they are upset with their wards, noting that absence of this would inadvertently make the children embrace violence as the best way to tackle issues.

“A child that is trained through violence will always use violence to communicate because they don’t how else to manage conflict!! The more physical and verbal abuse a child gets. The more they expect it, the more they rebel and become defiant. Aggressive behaviour is the result of chronic mistreatment, McBurnett et al.2000,” Inyama added.

The gifted actress made the headlines recently for taking a swipe at women who indulge in illicit affairs with married men.



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