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Author Topic: Spare the rod and spoil the child  (Read 43 times)

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Spare the rod and spoil the child
« on: January 11, 2019, 02:12:59 PM »

While I was away on my Christmas break I saw some thing that made me wonder , there I was pushing my shopping trolley down a supermarket aisle and directly in front of me was a Thai woman trying to control a young child who was obviously unhappy about some thing and let the woman know by screaming and having what I would call a tantrum. Now when I was that young and if I did the same in a supermarket back home , my mother would without hesitation slap me on the legs and march me out . I know corporal punishment and harsh discipline should be frowned  upon .

The thing that struck me in the supermarket was when the woman took a packet of crisps off the shelf , tore open the bag and gave it to the unruly child ( which like turning a key in a lock , instantly silenced the child ) . Now I wonder if in that child’s mind the equation will always go some thing like this .

If I have a tantrum = I will always be given some thing = the more I scream the more things I will receive.

So do you think the woman was right to give the child some thing ?

And just to clarify , I have never had any children  :)

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