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In 1998, 88% of British adults agreed that "it is sometimes necessary to smack a naughty child", while in 2015 only 24% of parents in Wales supported this statement, government research shows.
A smack would no longer be just a short, sharp tap to some people.
The appellate court also agreed with the district court that the use of irreverent phrases on Smack Apparel's shirts was a misuse of university's goodwill in its trademarks.
I can understand the primitive feeling of wanting to smack as any other mum can, when the two lovelies become two monsters, but have found it thankfully fairly easy to resist.
They do not perceive a smack from a loving parent as the outrage of assault, but as unwelcome discomfort, and to be happy and secure they need a boundary that they are unwilling to cross.
The Bachelor" Sean Lowe loves his new Smack shorts (Photo: Business Wire)
Personally, I don't smack my kids, not because I'm against it per se but because it simply never worked.
Current rules make it illegal for a parent to smack a child if it leaves a bruise, but permit a lighter smack or "reasonable chastisement".
He told MPs: "Whilst many parents say they will not smack, a majority of parents say that smacking should not be banned outright.
It follows a survey which shows 77 per cent of people in the West Midlands think it is becoming less acceptable to smack a child, with 42 per cent wanting to shop in a smack-free shop.
For a long time it was thought to be OK to smack children, then it became a matter of political correctness and now it's not.
A smack lets a child know bad behaviour cannot be tolerated.