Physical punishments? - FamilyEducation
Physical punishments?
07/31/2013 at 07:06 AM

Do you apply physical punishments for disciplining children, for example for serious offences like lying and stealing?
What methods of such punishment are not abusive but work?

NEVER strike your children. You'd just be teaching them that violence is a legitimate way to solve problems. Bad parents are worse than no parents. Case in point: Ronnie Paris Sr. He murdered his own son. Want children to enjoy reading? Simple solution - buy them an adventure game or RPG. Sport will only make them miserable, especially if they have no natural talent for it. Force children to do something they hate, and they will consider it work. They will want compensation (and more importantly, they will DESERVE it). It will also make them feel like they're being punished for no reason. Corporal punishment can hurt children emotionally as well as physically. This is amplified if they are not given a reason other than "I said so." Furthermore, NEVER break a promise and use the "I didn't lie! I just changed my mind!" excuse.
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