Do you believe that sparing the rod will spoil your child? Here's news -- if you're found guilty of enforcing physical discipline, the courts may not spare you!
A juvenile justice court recently took a Mumbai [ Images ] couple to task for the alleged cruel treatment of their three-and-a-half-year-old toddler. The Union ministry of women and child development is now planning on outlawing such rough treatment, with a view towards preventing physical, sexual and gender-biased crimes of every kind.
Offenders will have to pay fines upwards of Rs 3000, and repeated misdemeanours may result in a jail sentence of upto seven years.
In light of these recent developments, we'rer asking you -- do you think it's necessary to enforce discipline on kids using physical force?
Where are parents supposed to draw the line?
Do you think such measures are required in India [ Images ], or do you think the law is overreacting to what are mostly isolated incidents of abusing one's own child?
We invite readers to share their experiences, opinions, and advice with us.