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smack

1. a sailing vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used in coasting and fishing along the British coast
2. a fishing vessel equipped with a well for keeping the catch alive
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Not all parents are the same, there's a massive difference between smacking your child across the head when they drop a sweet, to smacking their bum when they are about to run into a bonfire.
However, Mr Craig remarked the figures did not necessarily mean that most parents were smacking their children and ignoring the law.
Frequent smacking by fathers was linked to a four-point lower score.
Parents need to be more confident in using other effective ways to discipline their children--set boundaries and assert their authority in other ways, rather than smacking.
Although more and more experts are decrying using smacking as a discipline technique, based on the premise that smacking can have detrimental psychological - as well as physical - effects, there are still mixed opinions on the practice.
And the majority said they didn't want smacking to be made illegal.
There seems little doubt that confusion over the law on smacking and the consequent breakdown of parental authority led directly to the sort of foul behaviour we witnessed as young yobs looted stores and torched properties with reckless abandon.
Of course there will always be those who, sadly, inflict serious hurt on little ones but they aren't parents, they're abusers and a smacking ban won't stop them.
Mr Lammy, who admitted to smacking his three and five-year-old sons, said working-class parents should be able to physically discipline their children to prevent them from joining gangs and getting involved in knife crime.
Germany banned smacking 10 years ago unlike Britain, where "light" smacking of children is legal.
If they succeed, I will again oppose it, which seems odd when I abhor smacking and long for a world in which every child is free from fear.