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Corporal punishment and cross-cultural parenting

A Kamloops father is on trial for spanking his three year old daughter, after leaving a red mark on her back and another on her knee last summer.

The court heard the marks were hardly visible two days later and the child did not suffer any permanent damage.

The father, and family cannot be identified, but we do know he is new to Canada.

Paul Legace is the Executive Director of the Kamloops Immigrant Services Society, he's seen some of the difficulties facing new Canadians when it comes to rasing their children.

He explained the challenges to Daybreak host Chris Walker.
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