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5 minutes ago, Jimmy85 said:

How on earth is making it illegal to assault your children a ridiculous thing to introduce? :lol:

 

Maybe read the rest of his post and Rowans post in the previous page, its not as simple as you are trying to make it out. 

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9 hours ago, Scary Bear said:

The other interesting thing will be how they enforce the ban. I rarely see any child smacked in public.

The child will report it to their school teacher, and 10 minutes later Social Workers will be at the door to take him into care.

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Not sure where your coming from. Even back in the '70s, when I was young, I was made to stand in the corner of my parents room, facing the wall, of a Saturday morning when I was being a wee shit. The modern equivalent is the naughty step. It seems to work well. I just ask my kids 'do you want to sit on the step?' when they are being bad and they know what it means now and don't want to.


Did you stay on the step? My son's wouldn't/havnt.
So far I don't know anyone who uses this method

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2 minutes ago, throbber said:

Maybe read the rest of his post and Rowans post in the previous page, its not as simple as you are trying to make it out. 

 

It’s pretty simple. If you hit a child you deserve to be charged with a criminal offence. I’m genuinely staggered anyone would suggest otherwise. 

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3 minutes ago, Jimmy85 said:

 

It’s pretty simple. If you hit a child you deserve to be charged with a criminal offence. I’m genuinely staggered anyone would suggest otherwise. 

As has been said there are larger problems of child abuse where parents and carers are systematically abusing children. This extra law won't stop that and will only stretch limited resources further. Nobody is encouraging assaulting children here. 

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12 minutes ago, Jimmy85 said:

 

It’s pretty simple. If you hit a child you deserve to be charged with a criminal offence. I’m genuinely staggered anyone would suggest otherwise. 

I don't know if you have kids or not.

However they are all different personalities and some need disciplined in a different way to others, your kid (if you have one) may just need a stern talking to, just like my older one, however the younger one has needed a smack or he keeps repeating the same mistake. Its not that Im out of control, its the exact opposite, I know what works with my own.

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The trick is to install an element of fear with your children, if they are already petrified of you then there’s no need to smack them as they’ll always fall in line. 

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"What if it was only a light physical assault"? 

Removing the ability for teachers to physically harm children  was a good thing.  Removing the ability for anyone - parent or otherwise - to physically strike a child is entirely sensible.  

Baffling to read some of the dinosaurs who feel this is still acceptable conduct

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3 minutes ago, Bobby Skidmarks said:

The trick is to install an element of fear with your children, if they are already petrified of you then there’s no need to smack them as they’ll always fall in line. 

Do you use the basement dungeon that you have built as a deterrent? 

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Just now, Bobby Skidmarks said:

No, that would be preposterous. 

The slipper was always a good deterrent for me when i was a child anyway. 

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Just now, throbber said:

The slipper was always a good deterrent for me when i was a child anyway. 

I commend your parents for only using a slipper on you.

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Just now, Bobby Skidmarks said:

I commend your parents for only using a slipper on you.

A slipper and a complete lack of any real affection certainly put me in my place. 

You don't even need to apply the slipper to the child, the sound of it hitting against a wall was always enough to put me in place. 

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Got smacked from time to time and smacked my own kid from time to time. We were talking about it a few years back and she can't actually remember it, off the top of my head it was only for repeatedly not looking when crossing the road. A mixture of exasperation on my part and trying to teach her a lesson that might save her life. There are far worse ways to punish a kid than that short term skelp, as already said, there's a big difference between a skelped arse and a punch in the pus. Its not like its compulsory to skelp your kids, if you feel you don't want to then fine but to get so worked up by a very minor form of punishment is a bit of an overreaction and not going to stop kids taking a hiding.

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My old man did hit me but very, very rarely and I can recall only 3  - I did deserve it each time.  My son is only 5 and he hasn't managed to push me to that stage yet, time will tell how I react when he does. 

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59 minutes ago, Jimmy85 said:

 

It’s pretty simple. If you hit a child you deserve to be charged with a criminal offence. I’m genuinely staggered anyone would suggest otherwise. 

A kid goes to touch a hot iron. You slap his/her hand to stop them doing it and shock them into realising it's dangerous. You're happy for the parent to reason with said child with the almost inevitable serious burn?

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