Corporal Punishment

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Faerie (November 01, 2011, 09:41:28 AM):
I weep...

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Most people in our country are members of one or other of the Christian Churches and use the Bible as a guideline in their daily lives but the government choose to ignore the explicit instructions about the use of corporal punishment.


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This magnificent teaching aid should be brought back but should be regulated by appointing one person of good character and moral standing to each school to do the necessary.



http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Letters/Bring-back-the-strap-20111101

I never had to beat my children, they had a couple slaps on the hand when they were toddlers, and from around 4-5 years of age, the eyebrow and occasional sharp word was enough. Neither of them are giving me any trouble at age 16 and 19 respectively, and the worst "teenage troubles" I have to contend with is the sulks, which they conveniently do in their bedrooms since I wont give them supper if they get moody around me, and since teenage boys are constantly hungry, it never lasts long.

st0nes (November 01, 2011, 14:07:27 PM):
Corporal punishment is a barbaric, cretinous, mediaeval crime committed against children. It may have been acceptable in Judea 2000 years ago, but it certainly isn't in the 21st century. Anyone who thinks it's acceptable to assault children has a serious problem with telling right from wrong.
GCG (November 01, 2011, 14:28:47 PM):
look. i'm glad as hell my parents were strict. but i could have done without beign beaten blue and black with bloody welts on my 10 year old bottom, or a back-hand accross the face at 7, or kicked at 8 because i didnt want my dad pulling my tooth. i could have done without cold nauseous fear at the pit of my stomach, everytime i heard the sound of my dad's army belt's buckle clanging. overall, i would have preferred to love my dad, and not be scared shitless of him.
Faerie (November 01, 2011, 14:36:36 PM):
look. i'm glad as hell my parents were strict. but i could have done without beign beaten blue and black with bloody welts on my 10 year old bottom, or a back-hand accross the face at 7, or kicked at 8 because i didnt want my dad pulling my tooth. i could have done without cold nauseous fear at the pit of my stomach, everytime i heard the sound of my dad's army belt's buckle clanging. overall, i would have preferred to love my dad, and not be scared shitless of him.

A wonderful example of a "magnificent teaching aid"

I'm with you on this GCG, there are much confusion between the two words "Respect" and "Fear".

Lilli (November 01, 2011, 14:37:33 PM):
I weep...
I vomit

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