Is discipline considered abuse?
Reasonable discipline is not considered abuse or neglect. In determining what is reasonable, the following factors must be considered:
- The child`s age; - The child`s physical or psychological conditions or disabilities; - The frequency and duration of the discipline; - The location of the physical discipline (buttocks vs. face); and - The use of an instrument (belt, cord, whip etc.).
Nevada law allows a parent or guardian to "spank" a child as a form of discipline, but an injury cannot be left on a child.