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Outlawing the smack

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A leading group of Australian doctors is pushing to make it a criminal offence for parents to smack their children.

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Khaya Dlanga: Can disciplining your child be called physical abuse?

Khaya Dlanga: Can disciplining your child be called physical abuse? | Parents hitting children | Scoop.it
To criticise the way many black parents discipline their children shows a lack of understanding of the complex nature of society, writes Khaya Dlanga.

 

There is no doubt there may have been excessive use in some cases, which can and should be called abuse. But another necessary question is what about those parents who never hit their children but subjected them to extreme forms of psychological and verbal abuse? There are many who look at corporal punishment as abuse but won't hesitate to unleash the worst verbal abuse on their children, which affects their self-confidence for years to come. There is a lot of hypocrisy in deciding for others which form of punishment is more acceptable.


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Should there be a total ban on smacking in Britain?

Should there be a total ban on smacking in Britain? | Parents hitting children | Scoop.it
The children's commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, has called for a closing of the legal loophole that allows for 'reasonable chastisement', and for a total ban under which parents could face criminal action if they hit their children.

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