Hey Mumma: Smack or no smack?

THERE is always a big debate over whether you should or should not smack your kids. Everyone punishes their kids in different ways and these Clarence Valley mums are no different.

Tracey Becker said times have changed since she was young.

"I was smacked as a child... it never hurt me but I turned out ok," she said.

Kaoru Kellett said she was trying a different approach to discipline.

"Just to calm down first and talk," she said. "That's what I am trying."

But mums Ashleigh McSkinning and Sam Austin said they did discipline their kids that way.

"Some kids need it, some kids don't," Ms McSkinning said.

Where as Ms Austin said she grew up being smacked and she believes it works.

"It gives kids a response to what they are doing wrong," she said.



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