By Linda Lee

A controversial new TV series, ‘The Slap,’ premiere’s tonight at 8pm on NBC. The promo video shows the shocking, pivotal moment on which the series is based upon, where a group of family & friends attend a birthday BBQ and it’s all good until an unruly little boy with a baseball bat, kicks an adult who then slaps the boy, who is not his child. The biggest moral question here is: Is it ever OK to discipline a child that is not your own? WATCH the video here and then take our online poll!

Disciplining children a controversial topic for sure. Everyone has their own beliefs when it comes to parenting and disciplining their child.While some believe that spanking your own child is OK, others feel it’s not OK for anyone to ever spank a child.

This show brings up the topic of disciplining a child that is not your own. Some feel even verbal discipline is off-limits for anyone except the parents. What do YOU think?

This eight-episode drama was inspired by the novel by Christos Tsiolkas, which was also turned into a miniseries in Australia.  The clip starts out showing a seemingly normal family gathered together for Hector’s 40th birthday celebration. Hector’s cousin Harry, portrayed by Zachary Quinto, makes a toast. He says, “To my cousin, the last good man in America.”  Simultaneously, scenes flash by of Hector carrying on an affair with his wife’s teenage receptionist. The clip ends with Harry furiously yanking a baseball bat from a small boy at the party and slapping him.


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