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Suffering children – are we for real?

Depressed Kid

by Vernon Khelawan

Years ago, we were disciplined by a few strokes on the hand with a leather strap and sometimes on other parts of the anatomy. And although some parents (guardians) took the licks a little too far, it was the discipline we knew. If we did wrong, we were subject to correction. This was not called abuse in the general sense.

Fast forward to the present and what is used today as disciplinary measures are not what we knew. The legislation has changed and now you can’t even get strokes in school because it is against the law. Today, parents and teachers can talk themselves hoarse. Suasion and patience is what we must have when dealing with children.

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