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Corporal Punishment

Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children?

The Pope says it is, sometimes.

POPE FRANCIS HAS said that it’s okay to smack your children in certain circumstances.

The Pope said that corporal punishment is okay as long as a child’s dignity is maintained.

“One time, I heard a father in a meeting with married couples say ‘I sometimes have to smack my children a bit, but never in the face so as to not humiliate them’,” Pope Francis said, according to the Guardian.

Today’s poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children?

Poll Results:

Yes, occasional smacking is effective. (6016)
No, it is wrong. Full stop. (4058)
Yes, but there are better ways. (2599)
No, but parents should have the option. (1366)

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