It's obviously a giant logic leap for a lot of people to make, and I accept a lot of people wouldn't like it. It's very interesting though as more and more countries go along this path. New Zealand banned corporal punishment in 2007!
ETA and we've travelled this path before so before people get upset about what constitues corporal punishment itincludes smacking children.
Last edited by Sonja; 07-12-2012 at 00:23.
Replace 'child' with any other person (ie mother, husband etc) and youll get your answer.
Ok so for arguements sake what is generally considered a smack or tap ? IMO open hand on bum not hard enough to mark or bruise but firm enough to show u mean business when nesecary.
I can say that I think you are wrong because to me you ARE. Hitting, to me is not on the same level as confiscating a toy. My point may be moot to you, or to someone who uses smacking as a tool to discipline but to those of us who don't think smacking is necessary, it is not moot.
Can you tell me some other things that we don't do to adults but we do to kids that are on the same parameter of hitting to gain compliance? I'll maybe start to see your point then?
And I have a sneaking suspicion that this is not 'the end'- but more of a 'to be continued........" (Sorry, lame attempt at lightening the thread)
What about pinching? Dh used to get pinched discreetly when home and out in public! He said that and 'the look' was enough to stop him!
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