“An outright ban on the smacking of children by their parents is being considered.
The Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs said the prohibition is being kept “under review” and attempts by other countries to legislate for an outright ban are being examined.”
-The Irish Times
This is what I’ve been listening to on the radio for the last few days.
Peace-Sign-Waving-Prats languishing about the important of human rights.
Hippie Mother Earths wailing that if a child receives a slap on a nappied-bum for doing something bold, then they’re going to be psychologically damaged and end up on drugs by Age 15.
Eh sorry love, that tap on the arse for a temper tamtrum is probably what’s going to STOP them ending up on drugs.
Well that’s probably a slight exaggeration, but if a child isn’t properly taught right from wrong at an early age, they’re not going to grasp it later in life.
Yes, a child shouldn’t be beaten around or abused, but you’d be better off trying to reason with a goldfish than to reason with a bold two-year-old.
A texter on Spin 108.3 (never thought I’d ever use anything from that station to back up my own point but…) today said:
“Giving children the same rights as adults implies that children can rationalise in the same way as adults.
What’s next? Banning the use of the Bold Step because it’s the same as false imprisionment?”
I couldn’t have put it better myself.
There’s nothing wrong with a light slap for a bold child that won’t listen to you asking it politely to please stop.
They don’t understand consequences or morals at that age.
This is PC-dum gone mad!