Not one ‘shred of evidence’ that supports smacking kids
A leading parenting expert says there isn’t a “shred of evidence” that suggests smacking a child improves their behaviour.
In fact, it does the opposite.
Dr Justin Coulson, also a father of six kids, joined Tom Elliott on Tuesday to discuss the issue.
It comes after a Victorian father lost his working with children certificate – and therefore his job – for smacking his own child.
Dr Coulson said the evidence was clear.
“Smacking children has been shown to not lead to one single positive outcome, but a host of negatives,” he said.
“There is just no shred of credible evidence, anywhere, to support the use of smacking.”
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