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Spanish parents forbade their children to arrange a scolding

December 21 2007

Spain's parliament has voted for a ban on the slap, given to the children by their parents. This decree abolished the provision of the Civil Code, which allows parents to physically affect the children.

The conservative opposition expressed sharp disapproval of this decision, arguing that the prohibition of corporal punishment deprives parents of their Spanish authority and opportunity to raise children, according to Newsinfo . However, the parliamentary majority decided that the ban on slap save children from physical and mental injuries.

Statistics show that Spanish adolescents from 10 to 14 years are the most intellectually backward in Western Europe. One-third drop out of school, and the vast majority starts to consume alcohol and tobacco products in 12 years. A quarter of Spanish schoolchildren using drugs.

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