"The campus day care sent me a memo giving them legal permission to hit my son, which they instructed me to sign and return."
A therapist weighs in on dealing with this tricky situation without escalating things further.
"Why would anyone refuse to ban physical abuse like smacking?"
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.
'People feel like they have to come down on one side or another.'