Parenting: teens

Parenting: teens

It's the stage that every parent dreads:hormones are raging, moods are swinging and bodies are changing. But it is also a time of idealism, increasing independence and preparing for the journey to adu

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Hitting children could soon be banned in China
Should spanking a child be against the law? It may soon be in China as a new law appears ready to be passed by the country’s top legislative body. If it is approved by the National People’s Congress, China’s parliament, the country will join dozens of nations to make it illegal to hit children, even under the guise of home discipline. But the proposed new law has reignited debate online, with supporters and critics split over a “spare the rod, spoil the child” view on parenting. The well-used proverb represents a view that if a parent refuses to discipline an unruly child, that child will grow up to become a spoiled brat. Besides showing no tolerance for families who subject their children