Measuring how often children are smacked
is hard as it often goes on behind closed doors, but smacking, like smoking, can be dramatically reduced, she believes.
Children who are smacked
as five year olds are more likely to break the rules when they are at primary school and behave aggressively.
Infant macaques smacked
their lips slowly and with an inconsistent rhythm, similar to the documented pace of babbling in human infants.
The child gets used to being smacked
and gets numb to it after a while.
When I was younger my parents were very strict and smacked
me - Kevin Sheldon, 56, a retired coach driver from Thorntree I'm not against parents smacking a child if they're not causing damage.
I can say same for the children of friends who were also smacked
POLICE were called in when a 17-month-old baby boy was left with bruising after being smacked
Prof Christian Pfeif fer claims youngsters who are smacked
are four times more likely to become repeat offenders than those not smacked
In the survey, 70 per cent of people admitted to seeing a child smacked
in public, with 71 per cent of those feeling concern for the child, 54 per cent feeling upset and 52 per cent wanting to do something to stop it.
Around two-thirds (65%)said they felt concern for children they saw being smacked
in public, while 51% said seeing such an incident would make them upset.
The victim's 14-year-old sister said: "The lady grabbedmy little sister and smacked
Schwarzenegger said growing up in Austria he ``got smacked
about everything,'' but when it comes to disciplining his four children he and wife Maria Shriver ``never'' resort to spanking.
In response to these behaviors, many of the day-old macaques smacked
their lips after seeing a mouth opening and closing, but they didn't copy what they had seen.
Between 3 and 7 days afterbirth, macaque babies smacked
their lips and stuck out their tongues just as an experimenter did, the researchers report in the September PLoS Biology.
A level student Rebecca Reid, 17, from Erdington, said although she was sometimes smacked
, she didn't feel it was the right.