Dorothy Waide: Smacking kids still fairly common

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 1 May 2021, 6:00PM
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Dorothy Waide: Smacking kids still fairly common

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 1 May 2021, 6:00PM

It’s still “fairly common” for some parents to physically discipline their children, despite the country’s anti-smacking law change, new research has found.

In an effort to improve child health outcomes in New Zealand, the Government introduced anti-smacking legislation in 2007 that prohibited the physical punishment of children.

Dorothy Waide, Karitane Mothercraft nurse and one of New Zealand's most sought-after baby sleep consultants, joined The Weekend collective to discuss.

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