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Some Normal Families caught up with Police and CYFs since Section 59 amended

Some Normal Families caught up with Police and CYFs since Section 59 amended

**3 August 2007 - Eastern Courier - Boy's 111 'parent assault' call unfounded
A boy called 111 after learning about the new child discipline regulations at school. The 11-year-old turned to police fearing he was assaulted by his parents, but it turned out that he was being disciplined.

**14 August 2007 - Karyn Scherer: No, I don't abuse my kids, but thanks for checking
The most extraordinary thing happened to me on Saturday night. I was not long out of my nightly dip in the spa pool with the kids, when there was a loud and unfriendly rap on the front door. "Open up," a man's voice boomed. I scurried to the door in my dressing gown, somehow knowing instantly that it could only be the police, and that some drama must be occurring in our neighbourhood. How right I was. There were three burly policemen on my doorstep, who shone a torch in my face and aggressively informed me that someone in my neighbourhood was concerned that I might be abusing my children. and

**28 October 2007 - Stuff - School dobs mum to CYF for hand smack
A Wellington mother says her family has been left traumatised by new anti-smacking laws, after her son's school reported her to Child, Youth and Family for smacking him on the hand. and and and what the family said about it

**22 November 2007 - The Dominion Post - Three smacks and he's 'guilty'. A father who spanked his eight-year-old son on the bottom three times for misbehaving at school is one of the first to be convicted of assault under the law against smacking. The Masterton man was sentenced to nine months' supervision yesterday after admitting he had grabbed his son by the shoulder, held him on his knee and hit him with an open hand.

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