Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Spare the Rod...

Once, we had a debate in our class - "Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child" OR "Pick up the Ruler, Improve the Child" Some children were prompt to respond as you will find their answers here along with the article on 'Spanking'.

I think, loving parents demonstrate more values and are considerate in their disciplined upbringing. They do not control their kids nor allow the kids to take control over their feelings. They do not violate their kids by spanking – hitting them physically or abusing them with harsh words. Instead, they set limits to unacceptable behavior. So should the teachers too follow the simple 'Spare the rod, do not pick up the Ruler' but yet, sort for disciplined children.

Every child need the vital ingredients of self esteem:

Physical safety-freedom from physical harm.
Emotional security-no pressure and fear
Affiliation-sense of belonging and being wanted
Purpose-feeling of some meaning in life and looking for direction

Problems need to be defined so as to avoid spanking. They can be ranging from School and learning problems, behavior problems or social problems. It is the role of a parent to make the children feel physically safe. If they have a feeling of safety, they would learn to be open and trust others. They will maintain an eye contact and display confidence. Here's further on to this read on 'Spanking' as the news goes around 'Deathly Punishment' in Kidsfreesouls News section.

Are adults more responsible for Discipling children? Should they be spanked? You decide and let me know what you think.

- ilaxi patel
Editor, http://www.kidsfreesouls.com/
Newspaper for Kids with Resources for Parents and Teachers
Author of Guardian of Angels - Read on 'Spanking' in this Book!

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