Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:


Giving guidance on child discipline

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 29 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:261

Rapid Response:

Re: "Safety valve" effect of spanking.

Following the same logic, could I suggest it should be legal and
socially acceptable that one should have the right and duty to spank one's
colleagues and other adults who are irritating? As a structured "safety
valve"..!!! :^)

Competing interests: No competing interests

31 January 2000
Jayant S Vaidya
Hon Lecturer
University College London