Is it illegal to threaten to hit your child?

I'm just wondering because I don't get along with my dad at all and he threatens to hit me sometimes

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  • It is in some places.

    In English law (and legal systems derived from English law), threatening immediate non-defensive violence against somebody else counts as assault. However, English law and derivative legal systems have traditionally carved out a broad exception for parental discipline. There have been legal reforms in recent years though.