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Smacking children: what the research says

Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock Ana Aznar, University of Winchester The question of whether it is ever acceptable to smack a child – hitting them with the flat inside of the hand with the aim of achieving compliance – is still highly controversial. In England, this controversy was recently reignited by the education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, who has said that “the discipline of …

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