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When will we stop thinking that physical assault against grown up kids actually teaches them any kind of morality ? Seriously....where is the actual logic in this?
What does this actually teach them ?
It is an antiquated and barbaric and ineffectual method of " parenting "
Oh also ..they were given a choice
I totally rebelled against the establishment...got into some pretty dicey situations and had a hellish few years till I reached my early 20's
He offered us two choices of punishment, both of which had to be approved by our parents. We would either suffer two ‘swats’ from a paddle or two days of in-school suspension. All three of us chose the paddling, with the support of our parents.
I believe that corporal punishment has no place in schools, even if it wasn’t painful to me. The idea that violence should be used against someone who was protesting violence as a means to discipline them is appalling.
Which was why I disagreed with your initial reply...because it is not my experience.
Also I was drawing from my personal experience to illustrate the fact that corporal punishment did not work for me. I still got into trouble..it taught me nothing. If anything, it made me buck the system more...So ..... ?
The basic premise of how it is acceptable to inflict physical pain on someone you love to teach them a lesson is wrong.