How can we teach our children that violence is wrong – when smacking is precisely that?
Legislation was brought forward by Green MSP John Finnie.
Research shows that smacking is 'not effective' -– and could even be harmful.
Legislation aimed at banning smacking was published at Holyrood last month.
A 12-week consultation is being launched on the issue.
It will be the first country in the UK to make the act illegal.
Smacking children will be banned in Scotland, the Scottish government has confirmed today [19 October]. The country will
'People feel like they have to come down on one side or another.'
Smacking may make parenting harder in the long run, not easier
An education expert explained why she believes smacking children can be acceptable as it is a part of the “tactile” relationship