Spain has passed a new law

@estherlou (5017)
United States
December 24, 2007 3:17pm CST
Parents are now forbidden to spank their children in Spain. The nation's Congress voted Thursday to rewrite the civil code and ban all corporal punishments! What will they think of next! http://www.arcamax.com/religiousnews/s-277687-930559-print
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@aries_0325 (3062)
• Philippines
13 Jan 08
I think that is a very good news to all people believe that spanking is not the answer to discipline the children. I do not believe parents should spank their children, and instead Despite its common acceptance, spanking is a less effective strategy than timeout or removal of privileges for reducing undesired behavior in children.
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@mummymo (23707)
27 Jan 08
I do not agree with beating a child or using spanking regularly but do you honestly believe that a smack is never what is needed? xxx
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
25 Dec 07
This does not surprise me at all. The laws are getting to be so stupid. I dont trust the law to look out for anyone except their wallets. Seems to me that the world is getting to be a mess on so many levels
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• United States
24 Dec 07
I can't begin to understand why we have lost control. There is a real need to revamp the entire parental system. We are not able to do anything. Just give birth risk your life on the table. Then the unruly child that many people have. Can just run all over the place and you not be able to spank them to get them to sit. That is just the beginning of it,
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
24 Dec 07
And I thought socialism was only running rampant in America.
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@mummymo (23707)
27 Jan 08
We have had that law in force here for many years now estherlou - whilst I don't agree with beating a child , theoretically you can be put in jail for giving your child a smack - and then they wonder why youngsters have no respect - go figure! xxxx
@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
4 Jan 08
Well this is nothing new here in Canada and United States. It is against the law here to spank your kids, too, and has been for quite a few years already. My sister's son complained, oh about 14 years ago, to his teacher that his father spanked him. The teacher called children's aide and they called my sister and brother-in-law and they had to go to their office. They checked my nephew for bruises and didn't find any. My poor sister and brother-in-law had to report to the Children's Aide for a year and bring their son with them to be checked. It was a long year for them. My nephew never complained again when he got a spanking.
• United States
27 Dec 07
Okay now that it is law, how do you in force it?Put cameras in every home? And if a parent does spank his/her child what happens to the parent? Jail time? A fine?
@uath13 (8204)
• United States
26 Dec 07
So when your kid acts up what are you supposed to do? Send them to sit in the corner. What do you do when they refuse to go? Take their toys away? When you've taken their toys away & they still act up whats left? This is why my sister is raising uncontrollable hellions. She refuses to spank them & the kids just refuse the other punishments or don't care. There has to be the threat of something that they can't ignore to keep people in line. for adults its jailtime & fines, but if you lock your kids in a room thats child abuse. Spank them , child abuse again. The problem isn't spanking, thats a tool. The problem is people who overuse it or who actually abuse the child which then causes everyone to lose the tool. I feel sorry for Oreo. She wasn't punished, she was ABUSED. That abuse has caused her to look at spanking so negatively she'd likely support this law. However that law will likely lead to more unruly kids which will lead to more unmoral adults which are more likely to cause other abuses. There's a line. Establish where that line is & punish those that cross it , not everyone.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
26 Dec 07
I think the spanish parents must be misusing or overusing the right to spank their children. That's why they are forbidden from it now. But some children do deserve spanking. Children are mostly reckless and adamant, lacking in maturity, some light spanking is required for them from time to time, and it's a necessity for parents as a part of teaching discipline to their kids. If the parents have forgotten their limits, then I must say what Spanish government did was correct. The Spanish children would be delighted over hearing this news.
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
26 Dec 07
It is a little scary what laws are being passed now. Personally I dont like the idea of a government telling me what I can or cant do with children. I am not saying obvious abuse should be tolerated, but in the privacy of my home if I want to send my child to bed with no supper, sit in the corner for ten minutes or spank him on the butt, it is not the business or the government.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Well thats just great now there will be more brats that is raised without any rules, more crime, and more jail time and more money for the tax payers to support. Thats what is wrong now the parents cannot control their children, and the schools are not allowed to have any control over the children..We will be raising a generations of bad kids without any guidelines...If this continues then pretty soon there will not even be laws to prevent crime.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
25 Dec 07
oh my are they trying to copy us since this law has been here for over 20 years!