City Press debate: To spank or not to spank
You aren’t allowed to beat your spouse, but spouses are beaten every day. There’s very little point in creating more criminals in a country overflowing with them. When my child was too small to listen to logic and about to stick her finger in a plug, I’d whack her hand as a deterrent.
I fail to understand why government now wants to rule all the way into my house when they can’t even address pressing issues in the country. As a child, I received a regular spanking from my mother and I hated every minute of it.
But today I realise why she spanked me and I’m reaping the fruits of all that pain and humiliation. As a youngster, I learnt responsibility and this is all thanks to my mother’s strict parenting.
As a parent, I will spank my kids when absolutely necessary, but I don’t agree with doing it out of anger. I love my children very much and will move mountains to ensure their safety and happiness.
I’m hoping that through punishment and strict parenting, they’ll grow into disciplined and focused adults. Government has no right to prescribe to me how to raise my children in my own home.
The state should instead provide textbooks, school furniture and other basic services to the millions of pupils in schools across the country.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at City Press