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Question: My mother recently tried to punch me and when she did so I blocked it and pushed her off of me, she says that I am legally obliged to let her discipline me as my parent, is this true?
Answer: Parents' are allowed and expected to discipline their children however, they are not allowed to abuse their children. Domestic violence is defined in A.R.S. §13-3601 and it includes A.R.S. §13-3623 which defines child and vulnerable adult abuse. A person may use self defense as defined A.R.S. §13-404, which states that "a person is justified in threatening or using physical force against another when and to the extent a reasonable person would believe that force is immediately necessary to protect himself against the other's use or attempted use of unlawful physical force."
My mother recently tried to punch me and when she did so I blocked it and pushed her off of me, she says that I am legally obliged to let her discipline me as my parent, is this true?
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