Read my edited post.
(Original post by paperclip)
That's a joke, right?
I understand if you personally don't wanna legislate on it, because many people don't understand the psychological aspects under banning hitting children, but surely any MP should listen to pressure groups full of psychologists if they don't understand they key arguments behind it?
It's like me talking about history, if adorno corrected me, then i'd be silly to ignore him.
There's a reason that law is made by lawyers. Pyschologists may advise, definetly. They may say that a law is a good idea or a bad idea based on how it will effect people's pyschiatric health and I don't want it to look like I don't think the information will be valuable. But that is not the only thing that is being legislated on, is it?
You have got me wrong if you think I believe that parents should be able to smack their children and get away with it. We only disagree on how the problem ought to be solved.
Last edited by Bagration; 05-12-2009 at 15:48.
I will respond to your points later on, but the thing is, I don't want to have a debate about pyschological facts. I largely concede this area to you and your fellow pyschologists. I don't expect to be able to debate you on how children can suffer pyschiatric harm from being beaten as a child. What I am interested in is how we interpret this into policy. You are making reasoned and well-evidenced arguments but it is not enough to persude me from my wariness of statutes. I like you would like smacking children to end in Britain and everywhere else across the world. It is definetly not the way forward and not my idea of loving parenthood. Yet demanding this to be the case by statute law, I think, is a route we shouldn't be going down.
Last edited by Bagration; 05-12-2009 at 17:31.
Unless if I am much mistaken in the Bobo doll experiment didn't they have the adult beat to Bobo doll with a mallet? Therefore isn't it a better study of the how the affects of seeing a husband beating a wife up will effect a child in later life, rather than physical chastisation?
Last edited by adamrules247; 05-12-2009 at 17:38.