Did you know that 22 countries have banned physical punishment of children, and many more are in the process of doing so? Except, of course, the good ol' violent U.S. of A. All 195 members of the UN have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, except the US and Somalia. Rah, rah, America.
I received this good news from Parenting in Jesus' Footsteps. You too can be a part of the hope.
I'll say it again, go, Venezuela! We gentle types are very, very proud of you. I hope someone from one of the aforementioned 22 countries visits my blog and I can tell them I'm thinking of moving to their country, just so people can stop looking at me askance when I tell them, "I'm sorry, but I don't hit people to make them do what I want."
I am now climbing down off my soapbox. Peace be with you.