I read this article on the BBC website today, and thought I’d write a post on it since I have quite strong feelings on the subject.
The tl;dr of the article is that assembly members wanted the Welsh goverment to ban smacking a child by removing the defence of ‘reasonable chastisement or punishment’ for assaulting a child. The minister responsible for children has ruled out such a change before 2016 but wants to encourage parents to change their style of discipline using other means. Children’s Commissioner Ken Towler says that, “Children should be entitled to the same level of protection as adults. There’s no such thing as a safe smack.”
I disagree. Continue reading “Ban Smacking Children”