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03 November 2017

How do parents feel about this? Let’s refer to passages from the Bible (NKJV).

Proverbs 23: 13-14: “Do not withhold correction from a child, for if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. You shall beat him with a rod, and deliver his soul from hell.”

Proverbs 29: 15: “The rod and rebuke give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.”

In my opinion, either you are fit to be a parent, or not. Parents need to be adult enough to understand what it means to be a parent. I do not condone assault or abuse. 

Discipline is guidance; children are born not knowing boundaries. Some boundaries can be guided without a spanking, while others require punishment to understand what they did was unacceptable. I’ve raised my two children by disciplining them when needed. 

I was corrected as a child by my parents, and have done the same in the upbringing of mine. They knew why they were being punished; it was always out of love, never anger. 

Today, my offspring are my pride and joy, for the respectful, thoughtful, well-mannered adults they have become.

Without discipline at home or school, what will become of our future generations?  
Concerned Rustenburger 

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