My step kid doesn't listen and she believes she can call the cops to stop any family member from disciplining her
If there is any "physical harm", then yes, it is illegal. Ohio defines physical harm as any injury, illness, or other physiological impairment, regardless of its gravity or duration. Obviously there are many other issues involved, like the age of the child, the parents of the child, what the child is doing, what the discipline is, etc. These are all just very general statements. Consult with your family and/or other resources to resolve these issues. Best of luck to you.
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