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Offline CareDC

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Parenting: The line between punishment and abuse
« on: June 20, 2008, 11:08:52 PM »
Section 43 of Canada's Criminal Code allows parents, teachers and caregivers to use reasonable force to discipline a child and correct their behaviour (Senators Approve Anti-Spanking Bill, CBCNews, Thursday, June 19, 2008). It gives adults the right to physically discipline children between the ages of two and 12.

The purpose of the bill, according to Liberal Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, who introduced it, is "to send a signal, so that people who use violence in a repeated way will no longer feel protected … It is not to arrest everyone who gives their child a tap on the arm." The bill was amended to allow parents and caregivers to use force in very specific situations — such as when a caregiver wants to immediately stop a child from doing something dangerous that could cause serious harm, presumably to him or herself or to others.

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Re: Parenting: The line between punishment and abuse
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2008, 05:57:26 PM »
Its time the pendulum swings to a one time it was harsh spankings and punishments..then it was complete hands off, not punishments...and now we are going to balance out...I hope.


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