A complete ban on smacking has been rejected by British ministers, after a review suggested most parents opposed it.Laws on smacking in England and Wales were tightened in 2004 to stop parents and carers who assaulted children using “reasonable punishment” as a defence.
But children’s minister Kevin Brennan said laws would not be changed further, as new rules appeared to be working.(BBC)
My pa, now in his sixties and living with us two sons, still can’t understand why we ran away from home simply because he was ‘rough’ in his view for our well-being.
We as teenagers were so much fed up with our parents’ ‘wise’ scoldings that we were ready to anything to leave their house.
Although, in our 30s now, we have understood how their own background was affecting their behavior, and that parenting is really most difficut job, we still think much of sufferings would have been avoided with just a few nice words.