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My step son who has been in my custody and his fathers since he was 3 was in his room and i caught his cursing and making the dolls have sex i whooped him with a paddle and apparently his grandmother got him and says she is filing abuse charges. She has not seen him until npw in 3 years i have 3 other children amd when needed i do whoop them on their bottom with a paddle. Did i do anything wrong. Im not sure if he told her or their was a mark but his biologiacal mother is in prison and i have raised him and fpunf that behavior inappropriate

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Georgia

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No she says shes going to monday

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He is far from abused

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Under the OCGA 19-13-1, the code defines family violence and says, "The term 'family violence' shall not be deemed to include reasonable discipline administered by a parent to a child in the form of corporal punishment, restraint, or detention."
This means that you can use reasonable corporal punishment on your child or the child under your guardianship. Grandma is likely making a powerplay here and generally reasonable corporal punishment is not cause for any criminal charges and is not wrong under the law.
You also need to know your child needs help and you need to be arranging for some immediate psychological counseling for him to get to the bottom of the issues he is having.
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