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Common Sense from Scottish Parliament
Spotted over at ScotBlog where I commented:
“Smacking (which I take to mean a light tap with an open hand) can be effective. It doesn’t have to (and shouldn’t) hurt the child, it merely acts as a shock mechanism to make them understand that their actions are not acceptable. Obviously if it is taken too far then it is not acceptable, but again we seem to be pandering to the minority.”
Smacking ban thrown out.

(Does anyone else find it odd that the ScotBlog post links to the Orange News coverage and not to it’s fellow BBC site?)