I am just interested in how people feel on this subject after the recent blow up in the news about making it illegal to smack your child.
my son is 15 months old and occasionally will get a smack after he has been told over and over not to do something ie: touch things that r out of bounds, or if he does something terrible that he known dam weel is wrong.
i think there is a difference between smacking and belting your child.
if your child understands the reason behind the smack, and if they do it again there will be the same outcome they will obide by the rules.i was smacked as a child and i tell you what i behaved, my father would give me a look if i was starting to play up and that was it i was good, and i think i turned out alright, along with my 2 sisters who were also smacked.
I think that nowdays there are 2 many children walking all over there parents.
What do you think?
should the goverment ban smacking?
if you don't ever smack what is your form of disipline when your child is very naughty? and is it affective?