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Smacking children not so harmful – study
Smacking children does not necessarily make them more likely to become aggressive and antisocial, new local research shows.
Research by the Dunedin multidisciplinary health and development study shows children who are smacked lightly with an open hand on the bottom, hand or leg do much the same in later life as those who are not smacked, The New Zealand Herald reported today.
We must take all the steps we can to foster healthy, positive relationships within our families. This includes ending our tradition of smacking our children. Section 59 must be repealed,” says the Chief Commissioner of the Families Commission, Rajen Prasad.