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Does Smacking Children Send A Message?

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:45 am    Post subject: Does Smacking Children Send A Message? Reply with quote

Chris Gayling defends parents who smack their Children. The Justice Secretary say's " It sends a message ". This can be harmful to children, but as long as you don't hurt or mark them. Although I don't smack my Children, do you think this is right?

http://news.sky.com/story/1046813/justice-minister-says-he-smacked-own-children
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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reserved the option to smack my children as a last resort but seldom used it. They all seem to be happy, well-adjusted young men now.

Ian.
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ruddlescat



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick smack or a clip round the earhole never did any harm to any child - just so long it was done to teach them right from wrong and was not simply gratuitous violence

With the mess our society is in today I don't think anyone is in a position to criticize what was commonplace in previous years when society was far more coherent decent and had reasonable moral values - sadly lacking today Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it means don't put Domestos in the fishtank.
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sons very rarely were smacked. Perhaps I was lucky in that they usually responded to a verbal telling-off, even when they were tiny.

When I was child-minding a very high-spirited little boy I wouldn't have dreamt of smacking him and I do remember that on one occasion I gave him a good telling-off for picking at wallpaper after being told not to - and he cried! I felt bad about it but he never did it again.
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