Should Australia make smacking illegal?

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Thu 23 February 2017

16 mins

At the beginning of the year France became the 52nd country to ban smacking, should Australia do the same? Robin Barker, author of Baby Love, takes us through the thorny issue of discipline and parenting.

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