The importance of listening to children: A qualitative study on the use of parental physical punishment in childhood in Australia

Bernadette Josephine Saunders, Christopher Rex Goddard

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    This article presents insights from a qualitative research study conducted in Victoria, Australia, in which children and adults reflected on children s status and vulnerability in contexts where physical punishment is sanctioned. Children s contributions to this research demonstrated their competence to consider issued that affect them and reveal the importance of including children s voices in debates about parental physical punishment. The authors proposed that children s insights can enlighten adults.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)33 - 46
    Number of pages14
    JournalSocial Development Issues
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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