In the UK (where I live) in 2004, the House of Lords voted and decided that parents should be allowed to smack their children. But rules were brought in that would punish them if they left red marks or bruises after smacking them. They didn't want to ban it completely because too many parents would be punished for less serious smacking. So, do you think that smacking is ok if it's not too hard? Perhaps you think it depends on the situation... Or do you think there should be a complete ban as a smack's still a smack, no matter how hard? What's your opinion? Would you smack your children if you had them? And those of you already with children, how do you feel about the issue?