What's New?

2017-11-06   An Analysis and Response to an anti-spanking Editorial

                         in New Scientist Magazine, Oct 20, 2017

                         entitled, "Scotland has banned smacking children - so should everyone else"

                         

In fact this is false, the legislation will not be voted on until 2018.

 

Mr. Hoff states, “For the benefit of disseminating solid parenting-system science, we felt it important to prepare a response to this editorial. The amount of utterly false information and scientifically debunked claims this opinion piece expresses is astonishing. It is a great disservice to society for people to propagate “anti-spanking” propaganda simply to further their uninformed feelings.”

 

The article is linked hereOur full response is in the PDF below

A Rebuttal to "New Science" article "Scotland has banned smacking - oo should everyone else"
2017-10-20 Rebuttal - Scotland Banned S[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [198.7 KB]

2017-10-27   An Email to all Hon. Senators Today

                         provides a legal opinion that use of minor force in child-rearing is not

                         protected by Common Law or De Minimis Protections

 

This summarizes as follows:

 

"There appears to be general agreement that a parent has the right to apply force to a child (with or without the child's consent) when it is necessary to protect the child, to protect others (such as a younger sibling), and to teach a child social values and behavioural limits."


"Neither the exercise of prosecutorial discretion nor the common law defences of necessity and de minimis would be adequate to protect parents who were carrying out their duties."


"the requirement of the rule of law suggests that the criminal liability of a parent who touches a child for a proper purpose should not depend on the vagaries of prosecutorial discretion (removal of objective tests) or on criminal law excuses (de minimis)."

 

The research can be read here. Our full response is in the PDF below

S43, Parents, Children, and Assault Law.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [89.9 KB]

2017-10-22   CARDUS, on S-206, Parental Discipline

                         "The Case for Keeping Section 43"

                         Published January 2017

                         

Please read the PDF below

Cardus - The Case for Keeping Section 43
CARDUS on S206 Parental Discipline.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.1 MB]

2017-10-19   An Analysis and Response to Hon. Senator Petitclerc speech before Senate

                         on Oct 4, 2017, in support of S-206 ("Repeal 43")

                         "The Criminalization of Traditional Parenting Act"

                         

On October 4, 2017, newly arrived Hon. Senator Chantal Petitclerc speaks in support of criminalizing the 82% of Canadian parents who don't parent like she does, and use minor force in child-rearing. She's not strong enough to rise up to the challenge of solid child-rearing (her own testimony confirms it) and has decided that the blunt force of criminal law should be used to coerce you to be brought down to her parenting approach. Self-entitlement is becoming a toxic societal issue. 

 

and to this end ... the amount of false and debunked claims, junk science, distortions and rudimentary lack of understanding of Canada’s Law, as exhibited in this speech, is astonishing. Are we still all on the same planet? One needs to wonder when hearing this...

 

Please read the PDF below

S206 - An Analysis and Response Sen. Petitclerc
S206 - An Analysis and Response Sen. Pet[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [443.7 KB]

2017-10-14   UPDATES on S-206, Criminalization of Traditional Parenting Act

                         

On October 4, 2017, newly arrived Hon. Senator Chantal Petitclerc speaks in support of criminalizing the 82% of Canadian parents who don't parent like she does, and use minor force in child-rearing.

 
What's astonishing is that, reading her statement, she obviously has no concept of what the law actually is or what she thinks she wants to ban, nor the serious and utterly proven consequences of doing so.

 

It's reprehensible that people with the power to change laws don't bother to obtain a rudimentary understanding of what they're proposing, nor put any effort into doing some solid reasearch. Another victim of advocacy opinion papers by the Durrant-Gershoff-Straus trilogy we presume.

 

This speech is so utterly detached from actuality and objective scientific fact that we'll likely prepare a response (as we did to Sen. Sinclair's opinions) and have it emailed to all Senators.

 

We provide the speech in it's entirety below. 

S206 - 2017-10-04 Speech by Senator Chantal Petitclerc
S206 - 2017-10-04 Speech by Senator Chan[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [237.4 KB]

2017-10-02   Domestic Violence against women: What the EU-wide survey tells us

                     

Scandinavian countries exhibit the highest rates of domestic violence.

 

Scandinavian countries were the first to criminalize traditional "loving and firmly guiding" parenting systems which used minor force (moderate spanking) in child-rearing. (Sweden 1979, Finland 1983, Norway 1987, and Denmark 1997)

 

Research shows Sweden (the first and most-studied "Spanking ban" country) now has the most ill-behaved and violent children in the Western world. It is not surprising that these maladjusted children will grow up into maladjusted and violent adults, and by the EU's own analysis, this is exactly what is happening...

 

From a Guardian article (March 2014) Read it here

2017-09-14   The Patient and Disciplined Faith of the Amish

                     

The Amish are practicing what scientists call "Authoritative Parenting" (cf. Baumrind's seven parenting styles, UC Berkeley). It's highly Nurturing, highly Demanding (setting appropriate limits on behaviour) and highly Responsive (consistently enforcing those limits).

 

By Baumrind's own definition (who coined the term) one of the hallmarks of Authoritative Parenting is that they universally spank to enforce compliance

 

From a HuffPost article (May 2011) read it HERE

2017-09-04   "I Think Liberals and Leftists are Killing the World"

                           an article by: Becky Chandler

                     

“I think for many parents when smacking fell out of favor - that meant all discipline went with it. And I don't think it's good for kids, who actually need boundaries, structure and routine..."

 

Indeed, over the last few years, Canada has experienced a series of legislative pressures which primary goal is to undermine and weaken the nuclear family, to the detriment of children. This article raises good points.

 

READ article here

2017-07-31   A conversation with an Anti-family movement called: "Save the Children

                         Canada"

                     

We recently contacted "Save the Children Canada" on Facebook. This NGO uses your donations to lobby the government to criminalize most Canadian Parents and wants to harm kids to suit a greater ideological goal. They are already on several Canadian Family & Parenting Org "war-on-parenting" watch lists, and on K43's boycott list. We'll keep working to expose predatory people who intend to tear up the family for their purposes.

 

Here's the conversation. We don't mince words with this ilk because experience shows "being nice" never works with radicals.

2017-07-31 Save the Children.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [311.7 KB]

2017-06-05   June 2nd Protest at the London ON CAS "Against Forced Adoption"

                        

A Staff Writer covers the June 2nd protest at the London ON CAS and, did an excellent job explaining why our NGO's objectives are perfectly aligned with the objectives of Expose C.A.S. and various anti-child-trafficking groups.

 

Read the Article here

2017-06-01   New Bumper Sticker

                        

If you'd like one or more, just let us know. If you make a small donation, we'll send you one as a Thank You.

 

Thank you to all of you who work so hard in defending Traditional Solid Family & Children from all those who wish to tear down and harm the family.

2017-05-15   BOYCOTT LIST (Rev.5)

                         

The organizations listed herein support the Repeal of Sec.43 (via Senate Bill S-206), and the criminalization of the 82% of parents who use minor force in child-rearing. World-wide evidence of countries with long-standing parental “spanking bans” are overwhelmingly showing these promote nine types of increased harms on children, families and society.

 

We believe any organization that promotes harming children under the disguise of advocating for them is reprehensible. We also believe that organizations whose stated policy is to harm children via legislation should not retain a charitable status for tax reasons.

 

We ask those genuinely concerned about child welfare review this list and boycott / do not fund, any organization who participates in this assault on the family.

K43 Boycott List.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [414.0 KB]

 

2017-05-14   "Swedish Parenting has created Nation of Brats"

                         

In this Telegpath article,  "David Eberhard, who was a prominent psychiatrist before becoming a writer, warns in his new book, How Children Took Power, that Swedish parents are now unwilling to discipline their children in any way"

 

In fact, Sweden's 1979 "Spanking Ban" effectively legislated all parents into these developmentally inferior parenting styles. We' re gratified that more and more evidence is mounting to independently verify the conclusions of our research.

 

2017-04-03  Family Education Trust UK, Bulletin #165 Feb 2017

 

Written from a U.K. perspective, it appears they are experiencing the same types of issues against children and family that Canada is currently experiencing. Included are editorials on:

 

1)  Sexual Perversion of children disguised as education (as ON and AB are engaged in),

2) Possible Welsh "smacking" ban to criminalize parents from disciplining children; and,

3) How the Transgender Agenda is really about suppressing free speech

 

It's worth a read.

2017-02 Family Education Trust UK Bullet[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [697.6 KB]

 

2017-03-27  New Research: Hoff, H., "Parenting Styles, Prevalence of Normative Spanking,

                       and Reports of Children Sanctioned at School"

 

Abstract: A poll conducted with one parent from each of 56 families having a child aged five to seven years old indicated that 46 (82%) had / would use moderate spanking in child-rearing, 3 (5%) used non-spanking consequences. 7 (13%) used "Positive Parenting" styles including no consequences.

The research identified two children sanctioned for hitting or bullying another child at school. Both came from one of the 7 positive parenting styles The probability that this is a random observation is 1.4% or 1 in 73.33. This link suggests that the spectrum of parenting styles that employ moderate spanking as a back-up to other methods produce on-balance, children less inclined to behave violently towards other children than the spectrum of parenting styles which exclude consequences.

Hoff, H., Parenting Styles, Prevalence of Normative Spanking, and Reports of Children Sanctioned at School
Relating Parenting Style and Reports of [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [132.3 KB]

2017-03-23  CPC Leadership Candidate Policy Positions. Maxime Bernier supports existing

                       Laws to protect Children & Parents from molestation by predatory government

                       agencies. On behalf of the 82% of Canadian parents we represent, we ask: 

2017-03-18   ​An Analysis and Response to Hon. Senator Murray Sinclair’s Speech before

                        the Senate regarding Bill S-206 ("Repeal 43")

                    

On March 7, 2017, Hon. Senator Murray Sinclair, during Second Reading, delivered a speech in support of Bill S-206: An Act to amend by Repealing Section 43 of the Criminal Code inclusive of the Supreme Court’s 2004 Rulings defining the same.

 

On behalf of the 82% of Canadian parents with preteen children who constructively use minor force in child-rearing, the Keep 43 Committee of Canada respectfully presents:

S-206 An Analysis and Response to Hon. Senator Murray Sinclair’s Speech before the Senate
Uploaded is Rev 2 dated March 27, 2017
S206 - An Analysis and Response to Sen. [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [402.2 KB]

2017-03-02  Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court says spanking a child is legal​

                        By Associated Press, June 26, 2015

                    

Keep 43: We believe the MA Supreme Court found the optimal balance when they stated, 

"Writing for the seven-member court, Justice Barbara Lenk said two important interests needed to be balanced: protecting children against abuse; and avoiding unnecessary interference with the rights of parents to raise children as they see fit."

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court says spanking a child is legal
2015-06-26 Massachusetts Supreme Judicia[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [258.0 KB]

2017-02-23  Reaffirming: So WHO is Keep43 ?

2017-02-21  Children and Parents Deserve Better Parental Discipline Research:

                       Critiquing the Evidence for Exclusively “Positive” Parenting

 

Citation: Robert E. Larzelere, Marjorie Lindner Gunnoe, Mark W. Roberts & Christopher J. Ferguson (2017) Children and Parents Deserve Better Parental Discipline Research: Critiquing the Evidence for Exclusively “Positive” Parenting, Marriage & Family Review, 53:1, 24-35, DOI: 10.1080/01494929.2016.1145613

Children and Parents Deserve Better Parental Discipline Research:
When Child-Rearing "Research" is conducted to fit a narrative, no one wins, least of all children & parents.
2016-12 Larzelere - Children and Parents[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [662.6 KB]

2017-02-13  France: On Jan 5, 2017 passed an "Anti-Spanking" Law,

                       and on Jan 20, 2017, this laws was STRUCK DOWN. France's Constitutional Conceil

                       declared it unconstitutional

 

Keep 43 believes this may be the turning point in the Global trend towards criminalizing parents and harming families. After decades of spanking bans, formidable & robust research is mounting that these bans increase violence on and by children, including serious child abuse on them, and simply provides the "protection" industry a means to abduct and traffic children to meet quotas and revenue targets.

The amendment against spanking censored by the Constitutional Council
Ruling in French (Use Google Translate if required)
2017 -01-20 Le Monde FRENCH ANTI-SPANKIN[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [107.3 KB]

2017-01-25   Lighthouse News (by ARPA Canada) interviews Hoff, Chair of Keep43 on

                        our latest PDF information circular: "Sweden - the Canary in the Coal Mine"

 

Please visit their site and have a listen here. Mentioned in the intro & from 7:53 onward. The PDF is linked below, please scroll down to download "SWEDEN - The Canary in the Coal Mine" to read it.

2017-01-17   "Research on Disciplinary Spanking is Misleading"

                         American College of Pediatrics - January 2017

 

It's all about the methodology and whether it's objective research looking for an answer, or a preconceived conclusion looking for confirmation-biased data... Please read here.

2017-01-14

 

SWEDEN - The Canary in the Coal Mine

 

How the abolition of Traditional Parenting Ultimately Destroys a Society

 

Please download and read the PDF below!

Sweden - The Canary in the Coal Mine
Sweden - The Canary in the Coal Mine.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]

2017-01-11   Corporal Discipline: Policy Report for Parliamentarians

                       By ARPA (Association for Reformed Political Action Canada)

                       Updated Fall 2016

 

This article very succinctly addresses the main points including:

(1)   The importance of protecting Child, Family and Parental Rights by keeping 43,

(2)   Confirms there is no evidence that constructive spanking causes any identifiable harms, yet when used

        judiciously as repeatedly been shown to promote better developmental outcomes, and

(3)   Explains the methodological flaws that are used to produce so much deceptive "advocacy research" in

        attempts to support the ideology that undermines and denigrates loving & firmly guiding parenting.

 

Please download and read the PDF below...

Corporal Discipline: Policy Report for Parliamentarians, by ARPA Canada
2016-09 ARPA - Corporal Discipline, Poli[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [799.4 KB]

2016-12-09 Letter to all Senators : "Determining the Increased Annual Cost to Canadian Society

                       if the Typically Observed Increases in Youth Violence from Repeal 43 replicates in

                       Canada"

 

While Senators consider the ongoing dialogue on why Section 43, and it's interpretations by the Supreme Court in 2004 must be protected, we would like to add another aspect to this.

 

"Attached is a letter, which among other things, provides an economic analysis of the financial cost to Canada by Repeal 43 based on the usual observed increase in youth violent crime by 20 years out."

Download and Read the PDF here
2016-12-09 Costing Youth Violence promot[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]

2016-11-17 Relating Parental Styles & the Prevalence of Parental Spanking to Societal Violence

                     via Political Views as a Proxy

Please Read our Analysis of the 2016 US Election Results Here
Download and Read the PDF here
2016-11-17 Relating Parenting Styles to [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [161.4 KB]

2016-10-28 "Ways to Discipline Your Child Successful and Healthy"

 

This is an anti-spanking propaganda piece found here, and below is a PDF rebuttal of various false and scientifically-debunked claims it contains.

Why Spanking Should Remain in the Past Where it Belongs
Download and Read the PDF here
2016-10-28 Rebuttal - Ways to Disciplin[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [80.6 KB]

2016-10-27 "Handling a Tantrum"

 

A Parenting meme we discovered on this very important subject. It can be found here, and below is a PDF of why we believe this is scientifically poor advice.

Handling a Tantrum - Our take on this
Download and Read the PDF here
Handling a Tantrum.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [148.2 KB]

2016-10-23 Parents Ask Series: Updates added at the "Parent Q&A" tab

 

Question #19:  If you discover your child is smoking, is spanking an effective way to stop this?

Question #20: If someone else's child is staying with us, should we discipline them if required?

Question #21: Have you ever tried other Parenting Styles?

 

Keep sending us genuine questions! We provide straight talk and evidence-based answers.

2016-10-15 "Straight Talk on Spanking Laws"

 

Thank you Corpun for highlighting our January 2016 editorial to the Hamilton Spectator FOUND HERE

2016-08-01 Parents Ask Series: One update added at the "Parent Q&A" tab

 

Question #18:  What Types of Behaviour is a Spank Response most appropriate for?

2016-09-30 How Incentives fit in with Parenting Styles

                        And how constructive spanking relates to parenting styles and outcomes

How Incentives fit in with Parenting Styles
Download and Read the PDF here
How Incentives fit in with Parenting Sys[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [221.5 KB]

2016-09-30 A Perspective on Behaviour Modification

Chapter 1 “A Perspective on Behaviour Modification”, pp.16-31

 
This Explains WHAT Incentives are and HOW they fit into behaviour modification
 
Excerpt from "Corporal Punishment: Is It Effective? An Empirical Study of School Punishment Records" Hoff, H, Iron Gate Research, ISBN 149759748X (Excerpt by Permission)
 
Download to Read the PDF below!
A Perspective on Behaviour Modification
A Perspective on Behaviour Modification.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [264.8 KB]

2016-09-29 Time-out: How It Relates to Constructive Spanking as a Consequence

Time-out: How It Relates to Constructive Spanking as a Consequence
An Editorial by H. Hoff for Keep 43 Committee of Canada
Time-out How It Relates to Constructive [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [181.5 KB]

2016-08-14 On Dec 2, 2015, we wrote the Canadian Medical Association

 

We wrote to both Dr. Brian Brodie / Chair and Dr. Cindy Forbes / President, of CMA
The CMA supports predatory repeal 43 laws, and as such, is implicitly declaring that they support increasing the known harms on children and families that such draconian laws produce. (Child abuse, violence, emotional and behavioural problems, drug-induced deaths rates, etc...)

 

Considering it is now 8 months later, and no response has been received, we doubt one is forthcoming. The CMA's inability to provide any logical response is disappointing, but of course, highly expected.

2015-12-02 Canadian Medical Association [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [97.4 KB]

2016-08-01 Parents Ask Series: Four updates are added at the "Parent Q&A" tab

 

Question #14: Please explain the difference between discipline & abuse

Question #15: Why do Canadian Educators support existing law?

Question #16: Aren't there more effective methods than spanking to adjust behaviour?

Question #17: Our 11 yo son has become increasingly defiant and uncontrollable. We've never spanked but since

                        nothing else has worked, is it too late to start?

2016-06-17 Senate of Canada Repeal-43 Bill S206 Update

 

The Hon. Donald Neil Plett delivers his reponse to the current attempts to legislate harms on Canadian children and families. Please see the PDF below.

2016-06-17 Hon. Senator Plett Response t[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [52.5 KB]

2016-06-02 Witness Services. Need an expert to testify?

 

Often, CAS, Family and Divorce Courts do NOT know what Canada's constructive discipline laws are. There are many cases where they intentionally invent laws that don't exist with intention to persecute, harass and coerce parents for profit, child custody, parental alienation, or to manufacture victims so they can seize and traffic them into foster-care for profit.
 
If you and your children are victims of false accusations regarding discipline vs. abuse, we can provide an expert opinion for hearings and court appearances.

2016-03-25 New Updates on the "PARENTS ASK" Series added under the Parent Q&A tab.

 

Parents have asked us some questions about constructive spanking. Some questions touch on uncomfortable topics, for example, spanking on the bared seat. These are serious questions, and deserve respectful answers. Please keep sending us your quesions. If they haven't already been answered on our site, we'll endeavour to provide a proper answer.

2016-02-02 Once Again Senator Celine Hervieux-Payette launches an attack on Canadian Children and Family.

 

Again we are at the Second Reading of a Senate Bill (see here) designed to repeal 43, criminalize most parents and expose children to a spectrum of greater harms. We wrote her recently to provide her with the science and facts on this issue, but she simply doesn't care. Her personal ideology is more important than doing no harm. Below is our emailed response to this one (via email to all Senators)

2016-03-2 Response to Senate Bill C-206.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [138.3 KB]

2016-01-21 Online Commentary by New Canadian Media "Spanking: Lots of Studies; Little Change"

 

This is an egregiously biased propaganda piece found here. We posted a rebuttal but the site did not publish it. Thus we provide it below:

2016-01-28 Rebuttal to New Canadian Medi[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [45.6 KB]
2016-01-22 Straight Talk on Spanking Laws
Hamilton Spectator (ON) Letter to the Editor, published Jan22, 2016
2016-01-26 Hamilton Spec.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]

2015-12-22 Interview with LifeSite News

"Trudeau’s Liberals pledge to repeal law allowing spanking" found here

 

We will highlight once again, against Kathy Lynn’s claims of “30 years of research”, there is NO research whatsoever that proves moderate and occasional spanking used as constructive discipline in a loving environment has produced any negative effect of any kinds (and THAT is all the current law allows for). That research simply does not exist, please stop claiming that it does! Nor has this been compared to the negative effects of the alternate enforcements parents are forced into, nor has this been compared to the negative effects of not enforcing destructive behaviours. (You'll see ample data how badly that has turned out in spanking-ban countries).

 

2015-12-17 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 "Calls to Action"
We responded to recommendation #6 by letter to the Hon. PM Trudeau and the Hon, Justice Murray Sinclair / TRC Chair
2015-12-17 TRC letter to PM Trudeau.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [119.0 KB]

School Corporal Punishment: To Be Clear, the SCOC's January 2004 rulings on Sec.43 REMOVED physical discipline from all educational settings, public and private. It's alarming that a Justice, having little knowledge of Canadian law, would be in a position to recommend criminalizing something (School CP) that hasn't existed for 12 years now. Unfortunately, the Justice's lack of knowledge in this area may call into question claims surrounding some of the other 94 TRC recommendations.

Print Print | Sitemap
© 2015 - 2017 Keep 43 Committee of Canada, All Rights Reserved