We turned out alright!

“We were all smacked as kids and we turned out alright.” We have been delivering workshops to parents, carers and nannies for the past 3 years now and it was only recently that one of the Dads in the audience, who had obviously been dragged there with his wife, asked us this question (above). What a loaded question and even though I know it is so wrong, I didn’t have a quick and easy response up my sleeve to answer in a way that was clear and confident. So I have taken it on board to rectify this issue. I started by looking up the statistics and I was quite saddened to come across the fact that 70% of Australian parents think it is ok to smack. The words from these parents are: I only smack

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