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Beating, Whipping, Spanking - Is it Ever Effective "Discipline"?

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A father posts on "Youtube" his video of whipping his daughter with a belt because she has been missing for three days and is out somewhere dressed in a short, revealing dress. A mother posts on "Youtube" her video of whipping her son with a belt, commanding him to stand with his pants down and his rear end sticking out to give her a better aim at the target, as punishment for him skipping school. Often people will say that the problem with today's disobedient children is that they didn't get enough "discipline" in the form of corporal punishment. But does this type of "correction" actually correct the problem? Or does it merely instill just enough fear for the child to obey until they are bigger than you and old enough to do as they please? Relationships that are based on fear have to be maintained with violence. What happens when the roles are reversed, and the child you used to whip is now the adult who must watch over you, a frail and helpless elderly parent? These beating rituals, held over from a slave culture, does instill something in the child. But it's not what you think. Discover the real effect of physical "discipline" and how to effectively "train up a child in the way you would have him to go, and he will not depart from it."

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