Wales isn’t the only country trying to get spanking banned, Scotland is currently proposing a similar bill.
Many nations have already banned corporal punishment in the home. Albania, Portugal, Greece, Germany, Israel, Latvia, Kenya, Mongolia, Poland, Turkmenistan, Slovenia, Peru, Greenland, and Iceland are among the many countries where the practice is illegal.
In the case of Wales and Scotland, the definitions of corporal punishment varies, but there are distinctions between what constitutes child abuse and what does not. For example, grabbing your kid and stopping them from running out into the street isn’t child abuse, nor is sitting them down to brush their hair. Hitting them to “teach them a lesson” for getting bad grades, however, isn’t allowed.