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NZ Herald Digipoll on Smacking July 2009

Digipoll did a survey of 200 parents of 4-year-olds. The results are here.

  • 61% of mothers smack their child occassionally
  • 67% of fathers smack their child occassionally
  • Most common punishment for mothers is sending to room at 71% and smacking is most common punishment for only 2% of mothers
  • Most common punishment for fathers is sending to room at 63% and smacking is most common punishment for only 6% of fathers
  • 95% of mothers reward good behaviour
  • Onlu 9% of mothers breastfeed for over a year – down from 42% in 1997
  • 40% of mothers never spent a night apart from their child for the first two years

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