Smacking children to discipline and punish them

Content type
Media release

November 2018

Now it says we should avoid it altogether because it's not effective, and can even be harmful in the longer term. On ABC’s ‘Life Matters’, Anne Hollonds, Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies, discusses how smacking has become a dilemma for today’s parents.

Listen to Anne Hollonds' interview: Smacking children to punish them.

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