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What does cps allow as accetable punishment child in

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what does cps allow as accetable punishment for a child in michigan?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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MI Penal Code 750.136b Subsection(7) specifically exempts from criminal punishment a parent or guardian (or someone authorized by them) who takes steps to reasonably discipline a child, including the use of reasonable force. What the courts consider reasonable force in disciplining the child is that force that does not cause injury or permanent marks on the child. Of course, these social workers who work for CPS are generally incompetent and negligent and use their personal bias to fabricate cases against parents who exercise their legal right to reasonably discipline their child. A reasonable spanking or minor physical force is not illegal under MI law. The key is that there are no injuries or permanent marks or scars inflicted on the child.
Dealing with CPS can be a very frustrating experience because of their bias and incompetence and truly the only thing they are afraid of is parents who obtain attorneys to represent them, because then these social workers cannot play their silly games of refusing to communicate or telling a parent one thing and doing something else as the attorney is an officer of the court and they know they cannot get away with lying when the attorney is involved.