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Boy, the Labour & Green Parties must be getting REALLY desperate…

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Boy, the Labour & Green Parties must be getting REALLY desperate…
Wednesday, 28.03.2007, 12:14pm (GMT12)

Hi-5 gives smacking the thumbs down

By JANINE RANKIN – Manawatu Standard | Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Sun-Herald

TV TROUPE: Nathan Foley, far right, and members of the Hi-5 children’s entertainment group.

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A popular children’s TV presenter has weighed in on the ‘anti-smacking’ bill debate, saying children need more discipline but shouldn’t be physically hurt.

Nathan Foley, a member of the all-singing, all-dancing Aussie TV entertainment group Hi-5, due to tour New Zealand next month, isn’t a parent himself, but says there are ways to discipline children without smacking them.

“But I do believe in discipline.

“I had discipline as a child, but I was never hit.

“You don’t need that.”

He said parents could exercise control in lots of other ways, including a firm word or even a quiet word that let children know they had crossed the line, and more parents should learn how to do that.

“A lot of parents let them run wild.”

While stopping short of saying parents shouldn’t use any sort of physical discipline, Mr Foley said children should not be hurt.

He is also deeply concerned about child abuse, and says people who abuse and injure their children should be locked up.

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One Response to “Boy, the Labour & Green Parties must be getting REALLY desperate…”

  1. Jenny said

    I reckon the Green Party is somehow holding the Labour party to ransom. The
    labour party must have a bill they want passed and need to appease the green party for their support. Corruption at work again. Sue Bradford ADVOCATE TURNED DICTATOR. The people of New Zealand who disagree with this bill need to find out who voted for it and if the person they voted for has voted in favour never vote for them again and don’t vote for their party either. These people are servants to the NEW ZEALAND PUBLIC. Read Barry Smiths Books you’ll be surprised who these people are taking their orders from.

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