Just want to say thanks to Anna in Sweden for sending a very touching and personal account of her struggle to have children. And to Alma in the US who says I should consider not having children at all, because of the kind of world they’d have to live in. Much food for thought….!Well, it’s kids again today, but we’re not discussing the merits of having or not having them…What on earth you do when they misbehave? How many of you have had your child throwing a tantrum in public, refusing to listen, demanding attention, or a toy? How do you discipline them?
IT’S RIGHT TO GIVE THEM A GOOD SMACK
It works, right? Your child pays attention, knows you’re in charge, and usually stops being belligerent. Older kids who constantly talk back and constantly challenge you know you’re serious if you give them a smack. But if you do already smack your child, what is and isn’t acceptable? Can you hit them anywhere but the face? How hard is hard enough?What if you banned smacking, as some countries have already done? How would you enforce such a law? Do you inspect children at school and report their parents to the police? If you were a teacher facing such an obligation, would you feel duty bound to follow the law? Or would you talk to the parents first?
It’s been a month since the protests in Burma were brutally suppressed. Here at the BBC, we’ve been trying to hear from people inside the country to find out how the crackdown has affected them. Despite the odds, one of our producers has managed to communicate to people by email. The link is below. We’ll hear from her and we want to know what you think of the news that Aung Saan Suu Kyi has met Burmese military leaders in Rangoon.Here’s the story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7061458.stm
Read personal experiences here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7058610.stm
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