The banning of corporal punishment is spreading across the world. France has joined 51 other countries where spanking isn’t allowed. Governments are stepping in and telling parents how they should and shouldn’t discipline their children. There are huge issues with this picture.
From Fox 13 Memphis:
France is joining the ranks of 51 other countries in an effort to stop corporal punishment of children.
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That means spanking or smacking is not allowed in France, Israel, Brazil and dozens of other countries, The UN Tribune reported.
Sweden started the push to ban physical punishment of children more than 35 years ago in 1979.
Most recently, Mongolia, Paraguay and Slovenia enacted the ban last year before France.
According to the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children, corporal punishment was defined by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child as “any punishment in which physical force is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, however light.”
The committee stated that most of the time it means hitting with either a hand or an object like a stick, belt, or wooden spoon.
But it is not only hitting with a hand or an object, but also can involve boxing ears, pinching, or washing a child’s mouth out with soap.