Most parents here don't spare rod on kids at home: Study

The survey by international research agency YouGov found that nearly 80 per cent of parents in Singapore had carried out corporal punishment at home, which was defined in the questionnaire as any form of physical punishment such as palm-smacking or c
The survey by international research agency YouGov found that nearly 80 per cent of parents in Singapore had carried out corporal punishment at home, which was defined in the questionnaire as any form of physical punishment such as palm-smacking or caning.PHOTO: ST FILE

But they are split on whether schools should be allowed to use corporal punishment, it finds

Most parents physically punish their children at home, but are divided on whether schools should be allowed to use such disciplinary methods, according to a study.

The survey by international research agency YouGov found that nearly 80 per cent of parents in Singapore had carried out corporal punishment at home. This was defined in the questionnaire as any form of physical punishment such as palm-smacking or caning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 30, 2019, with the headline 'Most parents here don't spare rod on kids at home: Study'. Print Edition | Subscribe