|Opis:||Every child desires approval and affection, especially from their parents, rather than spanking, slaps and blows that can have permanent physical and psychological consequences. Studies performed by established psychiatrists and psychologists show that spanking is not an appropriate way to raise children and that there are other, more child-friendly ways to raise children.
Various organizations, among which Council of Europe is especially important, through their campaigns and recommendations encourage and strive for positive parenting, which is based on maximizing the benifits children receive from interactions with caregivers. In a positive parenting approach no physical punishment is used.
In this thesis, titled »Spanking Law – a comparative overview«, we first define spanking and then give an overview of the regulation of spanking in Slovenia and some countries. In the last section of this master's thesis we describe the relevant international legislation.
The primary objective of Family law in Slovenia is the well-being of a child. This needs to be considered by parents, state institutions, and others, however all forms of corporal punishment of children do not lead to legal consequences for parents, as the law does not deal with trivial cases. Slovenia is one of the countries that have legal prohibitions against all forms of corporal punishment. The purpose of the prohibition is not the punishment of parents, but rather helping parents through education with the goal of stopping the use of corporal punishment as a way to raise children.
Increasing number of countries are working towards the prohibition of corporal punishment. In this thesis we compare Spanking Law in Sweden, France, Canada, Croatia, the United Kingdom, Denmark and in California.|