Thursday, November 29, 2007

Spare the rod?

Got tagged by ling

She wants to know if I spare the rod?

I do use the rod. Boundaries are set and if they intentionally break it in defiance, that's when it comes out. But trying to use it less. Need to use it selectively. Only for really serious offences. Also, hoping that reason and withdrawal of priviledges will be sufficient to correct them. Should not use it when kids are too young coz they dont really understand yet. The first time you use it, it has to hurt. So that subsequently, you only need to take it out. But, we should never use it when in anger. It is difficult, coz that's when we want to use it most. We all learn. And it always hurts us more than it hurts them when we use it. Of course, they dont know that.

As the Bible tells us: "He who spareth the rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him correcteth him betimes" (Proverbs 13:24)

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Tag 5 bloggers

1st - You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.
2nd - Let the blogger know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment in their blog.

1. Miche does not spare the rod.
2. Jo-N wants to be her children's best friend.
3. The New Parent spares the rod.
4. Sting most probably will not resort to spanking.
5. Ling feels very heartpain and spares the rod.
6. SAHM uses it, and it hurts her more than it hurts them.

Well, I will not be tagging anyone, but if you wish to share your views on this, please go ahead and do the tag.


Ling That's Me said...

thanks for playing :)

tigerfish said...

I was one of those who was not spared the rod when I was young. So painful....:(