It’s Time We Ban Corporal Punishment; Yes, Even in the Home

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Law reform to prohibit corporal punishment aims to ensure that children are legally protected from assault just as adults are. Achieving equal protection can be a struggle: it challenges deep rooted negative attitudes towards children as somehow not fully human and as needing to experience pain in order to learn and become acceptable members of society, as well as the notion that corporal punishment is acceptable and even a duty in childrearing.

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