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Whether a "smack" amounts to reasonable punishment will depend on the circumstances of each case, taking into consideration factors like the age of the child and the nature of the smack, according to legal experts.
This is why my children are so lippy towards me because they don't have a smack and yes I do take thing away from them and punish them in other ways but I think sometimes they need it because now children know that you can't smack them because they say I will tell the school and things a smack never harmed anyone.
I can understand that times are a lot different now and some of the stories about abusive parents that you read about in the news are horrendous, so in a way I can understand why you cannot smack your children anymore.
Parents need good guidance on how to give boundaries and discipline without the threat of a smack.
He said Australia's smacking legislation gives parents the right to give a slight smack to children but never on the head.
I'm one of the people who thinks we do need to smack children, or use corporal punishment, for good reasons.
But the 2004 Children's Act states that, if a smack results in bruising, swelling, cuts or grazes, it is punishable with up to five years in jail.
These parents are scared to smack their children and paranoid that social workers will get involved and take their children away.
But mums and dads were told they could smack older kids, if it was "justifiable assault".
Well there wouldn't have been a mark on the little boy above, as the smack was to the head not the face, and as for mental harm, how on earth is that measured to any satisfaction in a two-year-old toddler who can hardly express any thoughts and feelings coherently.
Married parents are twice as likely as single parents to smack their children while half of all mothers and fathers say they feel guilty after hitting their child.