This is attributed to people who are so locked in their way of thinking you may as well be talking to a plank The anti child-smacking brigade get another mention here because they are usually prominent in this field. They believe in equal rights for children which I presume means the kids should be able to drive cars, watch porn movies etc or was it that children have rights but only the ones this lobby is in favour of? They donít seem to grasp that a single parent out shopping with three kids who are all intent on running over different roads at the junction needs instant and absolute control. The parent doesnít have time to bargain or manipulate. They must do what it takes to safeguard their kids.