“[Laws] are absolutely necessary to protect children from parents who are incapable of controlling their rage.”
And that perhaps is the most important reason for banning the use of corporal punishments – that as long as there is a potential for adults to inflict irreparable damage on a child through caning, such an act must be outlawed.
And banning such practices forces the adult to seek alternative ways to deal with situations which they otherwise would address by resorting to what is essentially the easy way out.
This is important as well – that the onus is on the adults, the parents, to find non-violent ways to communicate with their children.
Read the full article on Freshgrads.sg here: "Disciplining children - time to lay down the cane".