Many African homes have had at least more than one incident where the parent spanks the child to correct them.
Whether with a swish, belt, or even the hands, inflicting a form of physical pain (spanking) to correct a child is not uncommon in many African commnuties. Dating back to biblical times, it has become a widely accepted norm in many homes with many parents believing it is needed to correct an erring child.
The subject of spanking a child is often times debated in many countries around the world. While many European and American countries have strict laws against inflicting pain on a child as a form of correction, Sub-saharan countries like Nigeria treat the concept with a lacklustre approach.
Nigerians have differing opinions on the subject stemming from individual experiences. Lets find out what people think of spanking and its necessity in raising a child.
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