Even the bible made it clear dt he that spareth the rod hateth his child,so we must flog our children when they do wrong b/cos it is d only way to correct a child whenever he/she does anything foolish.
Interesting observation Prezigha Fafi. The reason why child abuse occurs is because some parents do not have the capacity - the wisdom and knowledge - to administer proper correction(s) to children when the occasion arises. These category of parents are those without the realisation correction should be designed to build up and not to tear down the child. In the main failure in proper correction is a reflection of poor parenthood which (pursued to its beginning) is a long story.
prezigha fafi said:
Using the rod on a child depends on the type of child. If it is a child that takes your corrections by mouth for granted go ahead after all even the bible says use your right hand to discipline the child and your left to draw the child closer .but use it as a tool for correction not for enjoyment.
Charles Ugochukwu Okere said:I agree with you, Charles, but in some cases, you have no option than to use the cane. So two of them work together to achieve the purpose of correcting a child.
charles amobi nwokoro said:
Dont you think talking to and correcting the child constantly and consistently will be more effective than the rod thing? I do not think it was the rod my dad used that corrected me, but words from him.The power of the mouth is very very effective.God used it and there was light.Another thing we parents must take into cognizance is living and teaching by example.You can not tell your child that smoking is bad when he/she sees you smoking.Also when you tell lies in front of your kids,you cannot stop them to tell lies with your so called rod.Thats it.