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Just A Slap? Argentina's Old Ideas On Child Discipline

Argentina is the patriarchal latecomer after moves by several Latin Americans to adopt norms to outlaw any physical violence inflicted on children.

Maltreatment, not "discipline."
Maltreatment, not "discipline."
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BUENOS AIRES — A slap in the face or smack on the head are the kind of gestures many parents in Argentina still use to "discipline" their children. Some are convinced it is the best way to raise a child, and others just do it, without even giving it any thought.

The United Nation's child protection agency UNICEF reports that a quarter of all parents around the world admit to having used such methods. The Global Movement for Children in Latin America and the Caribbean sees adult-on-child violence as a regional scourge, and the UN has recommended specific laws against all forms of child maltreatment.

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Welcome to Thursday, where Russian troops have unleashed an all-out assault on the strategic city of Severodonetsk, Ukraine’s president lashes out at Henry Kissinger for “Munich” stance and the writer of a notable “How to” essay is convicted of murder. We also look at how the plague of school shootings is not exclusive to the United States.

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