Would you ever smack your child? New survey suggests today's parents are much less likely to
We know smacking children is a controversial issue, and people can feel very strongly about it.
But we're interested by a new poll in the Irish Times that suggests today's parents (those under 35, anyway) are significantly less likely to smack or 'slap', as they put it – with 80% of those polled saying they'd never slapped their child, compared to 40% of those aged 55 or older.
So what do you think about smacking a child?
Is it something you'd never do, no matter what the circumstances? Or maybe you might do it very occasionally? Or maybe you think that, as long as it's just a gentle tap, it's a useful way to discipline a child?
Do let us know what you think by adding a reply to this discussion thread.