I was amazed to hear Yes Vote campaigner Robyn Malcolm admit to 'violent' urges and using timeout in Yesterday's NZ Herald.
She first says, "I have wanted to smack them - I've felt the urge,"
She then goes on and explains how she disciplines her children.
"I separate myself from them. I go hang the washing. I'm the adult, I'm the one who can remove myself or put them in front of a video for 20 minutes and go and make a cup of tea."
What a FAIL. Putting your children in front of the television is failed parenting and shows that you really don't have a clue to both keep control in the home, or to be able to give discipline which will teach a lesson.
Children will just play up knowing they will get some time in front of the television.
But what happens when the children are playing up because you don't want them watching the box?
Secondly Robyn goes onto explain another 'great' discipline method.
"Timeout is really good", she says.
That is a FAIL in itself. Has Robyn not read the law? It say all force used to correct your child is illegal. Using timeout involves forcing your children to stay in one place.
I'm sorry but even this advocate of the new law has broken the law.