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Can spanking lead your child to be violent in future relationships?
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.
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.
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.
Discipline is tricky to get right. But there are a few toddler-taming no-nos you should avoid.
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.
Pope Francis states that spanking children is fine, as long as their dignity is intact.
"I will spank when necessary."
"This rule will definitely not apply in my house."
"Why should the government get involved in a parent's right to discipline a child?"
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.
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.
What would you do if you saw a parent abusing their child in front of you?
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.
Is spanking ever okay?
Top tips to curb toddler strops.
Are the kids of today less respectful because they are not disciplined through spanking?
"My child is already out of hand just knowing about this new law."
"When boundaries are crossed there are consequences!"
"Spare the rod, spoil the child."
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