The consequences of spanking your child might be more severe than you think

2018-01-30 12:27

Can spanking lead your child to be violent in future relationships?

Does the Bible condone corporal punishment?

2017-10-26 13:43

Does the Bible condone corporal punishment or other forms of retributive violence? You can certainly argue that it does, but it also self-corrects, and here is why and how, writes Riaan de Villiers.

'Spanking judgment' encroaches on parents' freedom

2017-10-24 07:55

The so-called "spanking judgment" sets a very dangerous precedent for other cases where children's rights have to be weighed against parental and religious rights, writes Michael Swain.

In France you may still smack your children, says court

2017-01-31 08:34

A French law condemning the smacking of children has been struck down by the Constitutional Council, dismaying opponents of a practice for which France has been rapped by the UN.

5 discipline mistakes we all make

2016-02-01 12:40

Discipline is tricky to get right. But there are a few toddler-taming no-nos you should avoid.

Is spanking ever okay?

2016-01-25 15:17

A Cape Town church is at loggerheads with the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) after it ordered the church to stop advocating spanking as a discipline tool to parents.

'Smack your kids', says Pope

2015-02-06 08:41

Pope Francis states that spanking children is fine, as long as their dignity is intact.

Illegal spanking?

2013-07-31 14:26

"I will spank when necessary."

The language of spanking

2013-07-31 13:54

"This rule will definitely not apply in my house."

Hidings are personal

2013-07-31 13:41

"Why should the government get involved in a parent's right to discipline a child?"


Churches are outraged by the decision to ban smacking your child in SA

2018-01-19 12:31

There’s been a flurry of negative responses to the court ruling by some vocal faith groups, saying the bible encourages parents to discipline their children.

Reaction to 'spanking judgment' highlights SA's missing moral compass

2017-10-25 11:10

Corporal punishment diminishes the opportunity for a child to learn, creates a disconnect with the parent or guardian administering the abuse, and perpetuates the cycle of violence, writes Andre Fourie.

Readers respond to Bloem mom abusing her child in shop

2017-02-09 20:50

What would you do if you saw a parent abusing their child in front of you?

Mom does spoof of Meghan Trainor's hit "No"

2016-05-17 14:42

Video blogger, or "vlogger", Tara Brough, did a spoof of Meghan Trainor's hit "No". The difference is that this one is aimed at kids.

Parents respond to spanking debacle

2016-01-28 14:26

Is spanking ever okay?

8 things you didn't know about tantrums

2015-09-08 15:58

Top tips to curb toddler strops.

Is the ‘No Spanking’ generation doomed?

2014-07-01 10:40

Are the kids of today less respectful because they are not disciplined through spanking?

My child threatened me!

2013-07-31 13:57

"My child is already out of hand just knowing about this new law."

Children need boundaries

2013-07-31 13:44

"When boundaries are crossed there are consequences!"

I'm not bitter from hidings

2013-07-31 13:33

"Spare the rod, spoil the child."

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