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Let’s get it clear. It is WRONG to hurt your child in any way. But smacking them can be the right thing to do and so I find this latest attempt to hijack the role of the parent pretty repulsive.

The UK will be breaking international law unless smacking is completely banned, Britain’s four official children’s commissioners have insisted.  In a report submitted to the United Nations, the four commissioners – representing England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – are demanding an “immediate” repeal of all laws allowing parents to deliberately hurt their children.  The Government must also teach parents who smack alternative “non-violent forms of child rearing and behaviour management”, they add.

Get that? They are lobbying to gain control over parents so that any parent whose behaviour THEY disapprove of must go through “re-education” As readers know, I have two children, now both grown up. During their formative years, when they behaved badly, they were smacked. This was a very rare event and they were both very well behaved children 99.9% of the time and I am proud of them. However I believe PART of the reason that smacking children in the right circumstances is to ensure that they DO become model citizens. These “Children Commissioners” are an Orwellian creation and they should all be sacked, not smacked.

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3 thoughts on “ON PARENTING…

  1. Control?, it’s all about the control. The march of the Puritans continues.

    Teachers CAN confiscate unhealthy food: Government issues rules on how to carry out lunchbox inspections
    Ministers say schools can ‘confiscate, keep or destroy’ items from children
    Suggest having two teachers and the pupil present for lunchbox searches
    Schools told to ‘seek legal advice’ if worried about their food policy
    Follows rows over scotch eggs, Peperamis and cereal bars being taken

    Teachers are free to take any item from pupils’ lunchboxes if they think they are unhealthy or inappropriate, the government has said.

    Parents were outraged last month when it emerged children had scotch eggs and a Peperami confiscated under health eating policies.

    Now ministers have backed the move, giving staff freedom to ‘confiscate, keep or destroy’ anything deemed to break school policies and setting out the procedure for carrying out lunchbox inspections.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3145629/Teachers-confiscate-unhealthy-food-Government-issues-rules-carry-lunchbox-inspections.html#ixzz3ed7VgDTS

  2. “…and they were both very well behaved children 99.9% of the time…

    That’s because you smacked them on occasions.
    Children learn fast.

  3. “State approved children”

    It was only a matter of time.

    No slippery slope indeed.

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