Is it ok to hit your children? That question is up for debate in France currently. There currently aren’t many laws in France regarding physically disciplining your children. While corporate punishment is strictly forbidden in schools, parents are able to make the decision on how to disciple their children in their own homes.
Since the law is such a gray area, there’s now a national conversation on whether or not parents should be able to use physical punishment with their children and what types of punishment are ok and what are too harsh. Currently the debate is just that, a debate, with no specific plans to make new laws or define any of current laws more closely.