seems that everyone has an opinion on Sue Bradford’s anti-smacking bill. To smack or not to smack that isnt the real question is it? the question is does the government have the right to take away a parents right to choose? this bill is suppose to stop people beating their children, well as far as i knew its always been illegal to harm a child and anyone that does should be shot!
i am not against giving a child a tap around the backside if they are seriously misbehaving, but from experience with my two boys when they were younger, the threat was more effect than the actual smack and to me that is what this bill is taking away, the right to displine your child in the way you see fit. its not about smacking or not smacking and its not going to stop children getting hurt or killed by their own parents. those people that harm their children know its against the law, it doesnt stop them now so why is some anti smacking bill going to stop them? the only way to stop our children coming to harm is education, educate the parents, help parents be the best they can possibly be. most especially young parents. they are the ones that need the most help and support. So instead of spending all that money on a wasted bill why not put it into educating parents and giving them more support. set up better support systems, give plunket and other support groups more funding and better back up. get cyps sorted out and get them doing their job properly, with more staff that actually care.
anyway thats my vent for the week, its almost bedtime for this tired kiwi scrapper, i had a session at the hydrothreapy pool today and i am buggered. niters all