The people of Sweden have high regard for children and actually believe if you are a child then adults can not treat your body as a punching bag. Giovanni Colasante was on a trip to Sweden with his family and just about ready to enter a restaurant. His twelve year old boy refused to enter so dad hauled off and began assualting the child. According to one eye witness, “he lifted his son up by the hair.”
Poor Mr. Colasante was forbidden to leave the country until conclusion of the trial. Sweden was the first nation to issue a ban on corporal punishment of children. I guess this means no Swedish mom or dad spanks children. Speaking as the father of four, I have never felt the need to beat up my kids.
I guess Mr. Colasante thought he was back in Italy which allows corporal punishment when with your children.