Friday 27th November 2020
From 7 November, the Scottish Government made it illegal to physically punish your child.
The previous defence of reasonable chastisement has been removed so if you smack, skelp, spank or slap your child you can now be prosecuted.
With lockdown, heightened stress levels and children being at home more, it is understandable that behaviour may become more challenging so do take a look at the ParentClub website to get tips on how to manage behaviour calmly.
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