Monday, January 08, 2007
Nanny Hates Smacking
Funny how Nanny, at times, can be a tad hypocritical isn't it?
Last month Nanny's Children's Commissioner for England, Prof Sir Al Aynsley-Green, announced that he had begun preparing a dossier for the United Nations, to back his case that parents who smack their children are abusing their human rights.
Prof Sir Al Aynsley-Green says that parents must be banned outright from smacking. In his view existing laws fail to protect children from harm, and he intends to submit a report to the UN by this autumn.
Prof Sir Al Aynsley-Green wants to ban parents completely from smacking.
Quite how this will be enforced, is beyond me. Child's word against parents perhaps?
All rather embarassing for Bliary Poppins, who admitted in an interview in 2006 that he had smacked both his elder sons.
As Bliary rightly said:
"I think everybody knows the difference
between smacking a kid and abusing a child."
In other words, exercise common sense and trust the judgement of the parent.