I stayed quiet last week whilst the smacking debate was raging through social media.
Fundamentally I agree with Scotland's decision to make smacking illegal. I don't think it is ever the right choice for discipline. I don't think it is a good parenting tool.
I agree with all the arguments that hitting adults is classed as assault and abuse, and so should hitting children.
I agree that there are a million other things we can do instead of using violence towards our children.
A guest blog from Holly Heather of Calm Birth, Calm Parenting.
that “me too” can be said by every female from the age of about 10 upwards. Either in some small (it’s never that small), everyday way or on a terrifying sliding scale to extremely devastating sexual violence, sometimes repeatedly. But as I raised my voice, it became oh so clear that there was a problem, and soon that became more than one. These need addressing and a solution is a must:
(A response to the telegraph article by Hilary French dated 10th October 2017)