This issue has been on my mind of late. Smacking kids..... The media have been focusing on this issue for a while and it seems there are alot of people out there who concider a smack on the backside to be borderline grevious bodily harm. Im not a mother myself, but i do have an army of cousins, nephews and nieces that have all been placed in my care at some point. Now I admit that I firmly believe in giving a good smack on the backside or the back of the thigh, I have never, and will never smack a child anywhere else, and Ive only ever given one smack after a few warnings. The government is thinking of making smacking against the law and if cought striking a child you can be taken to court soon. Any one else have a view or opinion in this matter?