Corporal Punishment

It's Still Legal To Hit Kids In Canada, And It Shouldn't Be

Ruth Miller | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Parents
Ruth Miller

No child deserves to be hit. There are things that children do that anger parents, or that put the child or others at risk, or are socially unacceptable, but there is never a reason to hit another human being to discipline or teach. What does this mean, in plain language? It means parents should not be allowed to hit or spank their children.

Ontario Dad Gets 10 Years In Prison For Toddler Son's Death

CP | Diana Mehta | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada

The judge called the case "tragic from every angle.''

B.C. Parents Get Probation For Spanking Teenage Daughter

CP | Barb Brouwer, Salmon Arm Observer | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia

They spanked their 14-year-old daughter with a skipping rope and plastic hockey stick after she sent nude photos of herself to a young man over the internet.

Why It's About Time Canada Makes Spanking Illegal

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Parents

"Hitting another person is an act of aggression and violence. Period. We can’t be ageists."

Spanking Your Kids Doesn't Make You a Child Abuser

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

Apparently, I'm a victim of child abuse. And a child abuser. How did that escape me? At least I might be, if you believe a new study that redefines what it means to be abused -- and an abuser. I can tell you for certain is each of the times I used corporal punishment, it was in those moments that I failed most as a parent. But does that make me an abuser?

Boy Strapped Daily For Years By 'Monster'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A British Columbia man who was once described by a judge as "evil incarnate" and is already serving a lengthy prison term for se...

Are Parents Scared Their Punishments Will Go Viral?

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

When it comes to discipline, many parents have taken a large step backwards, and technology is to blame. In this day and age of smart phone journalism, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook shares, parents have become wary and hesitant of punishing their children in case their actions at any moment are recorded and uploaded to a willing audience in a matter of seconds.

Spanking Linked To Later Mental Disorders

CBC | Posted 08.31.2012 | Canada Living

Adults who were subjected to physical punishment such as spanking as children are more likely to experience mental disorders, say Canadian researchers...

Kids Who Get Spanked Likely To Dish It: Study

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Spanking, yelling at, or shaking children could tend to make them more aggressive toward others, a review of 20 years of studies into physi...

Iran's War on Religious Freedom

Mark Dubowitz | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada
Mark Dubowitz

The death penalty Iranian Christian cleric Youcef Nadarkhani could face is the latest in a soul-numbing human rights record that should make every European company doing business with the Iranian regime hope that there will not be an earthly or heavenly day of reckoning.