Has anyone got their letter? I ordered around the 15th and the kids haven't got theirs yet.
Ummm, smacking isn't illegal in the UK if it amounts to "reasonable punishment".
Your interesting perspective is arguably challenging , but thankfully children are now protected and enjoy the law regarding this matter. Perhaps in historical terms with hindsight and careful long term research, that'll prove the arguments for and against physical punishment against a child by an adult.
I never said it did justify it, but then hold your grandparents to the same moral standard and call them out as child beaters? Otherwise, you are being hypocritical. Also other research studies have found that "Smacked children more successful later in life" saying they are "happier and more successful than those spared physical discipline." If you don't want to smack your own children, then fine, don't smack them, but don't make your preferences legally binding on everyone else. If you were smacked and it's abuse, then why shouldn't your mom be brought before a court for child abuse now for past historical crimes. I come from a family where all of us were smacked, and every single one of us graduated with a university degree, three with post-graduate degrees, and one a doctorate.
... Just because previous generations have done something, that doesn't necessarily mean they were right to do so. It just means it was socially acceptable along with racism and bigotry towards women and people with disabilities or sexual preference. Look,as a 45 ur old-i remember bring 'disciplined' aka I was smacked as I child- certainly don't blame the previous generation for doing so. I just chose to do it differently . Never smacked our kids and never will. 'change the dance, change the child'.... virtually without exception, studies have consistently found that physical punishment is associated with higher levels of aggression against parents, siblings, peers and future spouses. Do your research... It may change your perspective. It did for us!