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To smack or not to smack your children

To smack or not to smack your children | Investigation | Scoop.it
TO smack or not to smack? It's the mother of all parenting debates and - thanks to the United Nations - it's a ­national conversation that has been rekindled with a vengeance.
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Should Parents Spank Their Kids?

Should Parents Spank Their Kids? | Investigation | Scoop.it
A task force concludes that parents probably should not use spanking as a punishment
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Research in countries which have prohibited all corporal punishment

A Global Initiative to end all corporal punishment of children.
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In Sweden, a generation of kids who've never been spanked

In Sweden, a generation of kids who've never been spanked | Investigation | Scoop.it
In 1979, Sweden became the first nation to ban corporal punishment of kids. Most experts don't foresee this happening in the U.S.
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Debate rages after call for smacking children to be made illegal

Debate rages after call for smacking children to be made illegal | Investigation | Scoop.it
UPDATE: READERS have overwhelmingly rejected a call for an outright ban on parents smacking their own children.
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Shouting at children 'increases their behaviour problems' - Telegraph

Shouting at children 'increases their behaviour problems' - Telegraph | Investigation | Scoop.it
Research presented to the Royal Economic Society annual conference shows that parents who shout at children when they misbehave create further discipline problems

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Parents smack their children more than they admit

Parents smack their children more than they admit | Investigation | Scoop.it
Researchers at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, found hitting children does not resolve any problems - as most start misbehaving again within 10 minutes.
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Children's tsar calls for parents for ban on parents smacking children

Children's tsar calls for parents for ban on parents smacking children | Investigation | Scoop.it
Maggie Atkinson, the Children's Commissioner for England, says pets and adults will continue to receive better protection unless it is outlawed.
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Man arrested for sex abuse of child at wife's day care centre

Man arrested for sex abuse of child at wife's day care centre | Investigation | Scoop.it
A child attending a family day care centre has been sexually assaulted by the husband of the woman running the centre at the couple's Sydney home, police allege.
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No Yelling, No Spanking? So How Should You Discipline Kids? | Clutch Magazine

No Yelling, No Spanking? So How Should You Discipline Kids? | Clutch Magazine | Investigation | Scoop.it
Spankings were a part of my childhood growing up. They weren't a huge part, because I can count on both hands how many times it happened. The most memorabl
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Physical Punishment in Childhood

Physical Punishment in Childhood | Investigation | Scoop.it
Providing a wide spectrum of views, the authors explore the fine line between normalized physical punishment and illegal or unacceptable physical and emotional abuse of children. It builds on the emerging field of research that provides opportunities for children to speak for themselves about their views and experiences.Provides observations from children, professionals and several generations from within individual familiesDiscusses the power of language used by parents, professionals and the media to describe physical punishmentReflects upon the status of children in societies that sanction their physical punishment, motivations and justifications for its use, perceptions of its effectiveness, and its impactPresents a combination of personal, social, legal, and language factors which provide significant new insights and suggest ways to move forward
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Smacking Children: The Consequences and alternatives | Quirky Kid Clinic

Australia's leading Child Psychologist provides information on the consequences of smacking your child, and positive alternative methods of discipline.
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Is Spanking a Religious Duty?

Is Spanking a Religious Duty? | Investigation | Scoop.it
Tyler Wallick says it is out of faith and love that he spanks his children. He is one of a number of fundamentalist Christians, who in their literal interpretation of the Bible, regard corporal punishment as a religious and parental duty.

Wallick says his boys -- Trey, 10, and Drew, 4, -- only get...
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the societal shifts of opinion regarding two converging emotional and legal matters: children’s rights and violence.  On the other side of the issue are parental rights and religious principles and freedoms. 

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Time the law moved to stop parents smacking their kids

Time the law moved to stop parents smacking their kids | Investigation | Scoop.it
I t almost went under the media radar. It was an objection to the last legal permission for one human being to inflict physical violence against another, aside from self-defence. We have made rape in marriage illegal. We have abolished hanging and whipping in the criminal justice system. We have abolished corporal punishment in schools. Yet today in Australia it is still legal for parents to physically assault their children - provided it fits the woolly criteria of being ''reasonable chastisement'' or ''reasonable correction''.
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United Nations wants Australia to ban smacking, prosecute offending parents

United Nations wants Australia to ban smacking, prosecute offending parents | Investigation | Scoop.it
A BAN on parents smacking their children risks turning Australia into a nanny state, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who admits he smacked his own kids.
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Should parents be banned from smacking their children?

Should parents be banned from smacking their children? | Investigation | Scoop.it
Children’s commissioner for England Maggie Atkinson caused some controversy when she declared that parents should be banned from smacking their children. Yahoo! News looks at both sides of the debate.
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Abbott says 'gentle smack' can be good for children

Abbott says 'gentle smack' can be good for children | Investigation | Scoop.it
Tony Abbott says a gentle smack can be good for a child, amid debate about whether it should be banned.
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