Lyndsay Cadden Saye: Some kids need a smack
as a last resort, if a child is disrespecting their parents then yes, I've witnessed a young lad of 15 right up in his mums face being abusive to her, it was mortifying for her, if he was my son he would of got a slap round the chops and put back in his place, I have an 18 yr old and he would never do that to me because he knows I wouldn't stand for it.
If you smack
an adult because you are annoyed at them and you are trying to change their behaviour, it's a criminal offence.
would no longer be just a short, sharp tap to some people.
The child gets used to being smacked
and gets numb to it after a while.
For example, LSU and others refer to it as the "Purple and Gold." According to the court of appeals, "these color schemes are immediately recognizable to those who are familiar with the [u]niversity" (Smack
Apparel, 2008, p.
But until last week I had felt that a short, sharp smack
on the bum could do no harm, especially in instances when the child was actually putting itself in danger.
They do not perceive a smack
from a loving parent as the outrage of assault, but as unwelcome discomfort, and to be happy and secure they need a boundary that they are unwilling to cross.
Giving a child a smack
does not mean he/she is abused.
Margaret Bending Mind your own buisiness, if I want to smack
and I say smack
my child I will.
WE asked: Should parents be allowed to smack
Personally, I don't smack
my kids, not because I'm against it per se but because it simply never worked.
Current rules make it illegal for a parent to smack
a child if it leaves a bruise, but permit a lighter smack
or "reasonable chastisement".