Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child ??

Did you know that New Zealanders recently held a referendum and voted overwhelmingly to overturn a law prohibiting parents from hitting children. The government says the law is working and won't honor the vote overturning it. The debate rages as to whether the 2007 law is going to criminalize a whole population of good parents for wanting to discipline their children.

I'm not a big fan of spanking children, I just don't agree with it. Anyway, we covered the topic of discipline a little while ago. But, I saw this recent study about spanking in the press and thought it interesting enough to share it with you. Have a look at it and tell me what you think?