Suffolk County father found not guilty of corporal punishment after spanking son

A state appeals court found a Suffolk County father not guilty of corporal punishment after spanking his 8-year-old son for using foul language. According to

According to state law, “a parent, guardian or

According to state law, “a parent, guardian or other person with care and supervision of a person under 21, can use non-deadly physical force to maintain discipline or promote the welfare of person." (Credit: News 12)

HUNTINGTON - A state appeals court found a Suffolk County father not guilty of corporal punishment after spanking his 8-year-old son for using foul language.

According to state law, “a parent, guardian or other person with care and supervision of a person under 21, can use non-deadly physical force to maintain discipline or promote the welfare of person."

Family therapist Irene Korolzcuk says she helps parents find other ways to discipline their children.

“They don’t learn anything from a spanking,” Korolzcuk told News 12.  

Instead, she recommends parents take a time out instead of using physical force. “If anything, the child is learning it’s OK to spank, which I am sure is not the message parents want to give their children.”

More on this topic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

In Long Beach, officials recommend moving cars to 1 South Shore braces for possible beach erosion due to nor'easter
Meteorologists say heavy rain and strong winds could 2 Residents in Island Park brace for strong winds, rain
The incident happened at Manor Field Park 3 Suspects sought in attack on teen in Huntington Station park
Some Smithtown residents are trying to stop the 4 Smithtown residents trying to stop sale of school to developer
Trump said there will be 5 Trump meets with business leaders on first day of presidency

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE