So the question might be…are the little yellow guys reflecting society or is society reflecting its mood onto the little yellow guys? The wise person knows the little yellow guys reflect society.
Corporal punishment usually stops the misbehavior in the immediate situation, but parents and teachers have no way of seeing the long-term effects such as depression or hitting a spouse because they do not show for months or years later.
Like all harmful events, most people who experience them, are not harmed. For example, while a third of heavy-smokers die from smoking related diseases, two-thirds of them don’t meet the same fate. Similarly, only a small percentage of solders in combat end up with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
The method is to treat the child with respect. it is to treat the child as important as you are. it is treating him with the same respect with which you wish for him/her to treat others, you and him/herself.
Corporal punishment is mistakenly equated with discipline, to which it has no relation whatsoever. On the contrary, it is a widely practiced form of mental and physical torture, that causes irreparable damage throughout the person’s life and violates the rights of the child.
The subject we’re going to talk about is corporal punishment in the home and schools – the pros and cons, the rights and wrongs – and how it can affect an individual, you and me, a community, an entire nation – parents and non-parents alike.