Friday, April 30, 2010

To smack or not to smack?

If this commenter had been a politician who put forward these views (click on this link to read his comment) on smacking children (or the ban on smacking children which some people think is important to implement), I would TOTALLY vote for him! Reasonable, logical, and sensible.

Yes, I'm not a parent (does step count?) and I certainly dont advocate hitting a child - but a smack is so very very very much less than a "hit" or a "thump" or a "slap"... and I would only ever, ever, EVER smack a small child if I needed to emphasise the danger of something where reasoned explanations would be useless because of the child's age and corresponding inability to understand: 1. The explanation and 2. The degree of danger involved.

Does that make sense?


Anu said...


Kamini said...

Agree completely.