Edmonds College Glossary 
    
    Jun 06, 2020  
Edmonds College Glossary
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Allowable Physical Discipline


Definition
Physical discipline that is reasonable and moderate and is inflicted by a parent, teacher, or guardian for purposes of restraining or correcting the child.  Any use of force on a child by any other person is unlawful unless it is reasonable and moderate and is authorized in advance by the child’s parent or guardian for purposes of restraining or correcting the child.

Source Information
RCW 9A.16.100 Use of force on children - Policy - Actions presumed unreasonable. -



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