Slapping children wrong, may lead to deafness – Paediatricians

Eniola Opeoluwa Tue 27-Sep-22 22:09:33

Child health experts have warned parents against using harsh and violent measures when punishing their children.

The medical experts said parents should put a stop to slapping their children as a form of punishment, warning that it could lead to deafness.

According to the physicians, violently slapping a child could adversely impact a child’s entire life as the child could suffer permanent hearing loss.

Speaking with our correspondent, a Consultant Paediatric Haematologist and Oncologist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Prof. Edamisan Temiye, said harshly treating a child also increases the rate of aggression in society.

The paediatrician explained, “A child that is treated in a harsh and unfriendly manner is likely to repeat that in his or her children.

Children who are from a friendly and loving family, usually are brighter and they express themselves more. And they contribute more positively to society than those children who come from those places where children are shouted at and beaten.

“When you slap a child and the eyeballs become turned, it is dangerous as it can cause injury to the chil

“The child may eventually develop deafness from that for life. When you slap a child and injure the middle ear, if it is not treated properly, the child can become deaf from i



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