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.
(A response to the telegraph article by Hilary French dated 10th October 2017)