An organisation lead by a hetero white conservative man obsessed with authoritarian exercise of violence against children agrees with another organisation lead by a hetero white conservative man obsessed with authoritarian exercise of violence against children.*
Parents have a tough enough time bringing up their families in the present economic climate without having these pressures put on them
… to not be violent towards their children. And:
Teachers are currently concerned about the level of bullying in their schools and are reporting a significant rise in the number of disruptive pupils in their classes. It is not hard to find a correlation between children who resist classroom and school norms of behaviour and the loss of confidence in parents in their child rearing abilities brought about by this law.
So … bullying is on the rise and that’s why parents don’t feel confident? See, I would have assumed the Kiwi[s] [Who Are The Right Kind of White People] Party might’ve made a point about “disruptive kids = need “discipline” / show lack of “discipline”” but this is their own damn press release and that’s apparently not the argument they’re making. I have great hopes for their electoral lack of chances.
And I’m sure no one could have predicted that Stuff would debut an “agony column” playing on the wonderfully original tropes of She Has A Heart Of Gold And Believes In The Power Of Love But He Is Blunt And Un-PC
And Together They Fight Crime.
That first letter sounds entirely genuine, too.
*Only the right children, though. The ones that deserve it for talking smack to their Noble White Hardworking Parents From Good Neighbourhoods.