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Synonyms for smacking

the act of smacking something


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An NSPCC report on smacking made it clear: "Any form of physical violence towards children is an infringement of the child's rights as defined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child".
which made links between smacking children and adult aggression.
He was confident of not getting any criticism from his admission of smacking.
The Results: The children exposed to smacking were twice as likely to have emotional or behavioral problems as their peers who were never smacked.
The Tory MP told the Mail on Sunday he was 'not opposed' to smacking young children after admitting he had 'occasionally' done the same to his own.
More and more experts are decrying parents smacking children, but people continue to have mixed views about methods for disciplining children
A CONTROVERSIAL scene in a television soap opera and comments made by an MP have reignited the debate about smacking children.
The spark for the latest smacking controversy arises from comments made by former Labour education minister David Lammy in relation to last summer's riots.
It also taught me a valuable lesson: that smacking wasn't for me.
LEGISLATION surrounding the smacking of children needs to be relaxed so working-class parents can instil discipline in their homes without fearing prosecution, according to a senior Labour politician.
Paratylotropidia brunneri Scudder is the first insect known to communicate over fairly long distances by producing an audible sound from the mouth--literally smacking its lips.
Stuart Malcolm, the partner of the baby's mother, admitted smacking the child on the bottom because, he says, he was misbehaving.
CRIME in Britain could be cut if parents stop smacking their kids, says a GERMAN expert.
If they succeed, I will again oppose it, which seems odd when I abhor smacking and long for a world in which every child is free from fear.