Smack Your Kid Up
Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 08:20PM
Malcolm Lambe
Gosh those Kiwis are an enlightened mob

A New Zealand Christian group has come out and said that not only should you belt your kids but that it's good for them, too. A ten to fifteen minute smacking session is the only way to discipline a child, they reckon. And as a public service they've produced a eight-page booklet on how to use physical punishment under the present New Zealand law.

0144524669600.jpgThe group Family Integrity has told parents that smacking can be a "10-to-15-minute process" and that if a child reacts angrily, such as by slamming doors or "pouting", they should be smacked again.

"Smacking is meant to drive the foolishness, the sinful manifestations, out of the child's personality so that they do not become permanent fixtures," it says.

Smacking is justified because children younger than age eight "do not think straight" and lack a developed sense of fair play and duty.

The Family Integrity booklet, written by Craig Smith, says the Bible and section 59 of the Crimes Act allow parents to use reasonable force to discipline their children.

Family Integrity says it is an informal group of families and individuals independent of any political party or church. The group believes "it is right and wise to bring our children up with loving corporal correction" and is opposed to "unjustifiable government interference" in family life.

Yeah...that's the way to go...smack the crap out of the little buggers - you know they'll thank you for it later.

Original story here Weird shit from the Land of the Long White Smack

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