Notes On Deranged “Discipline”

While I support reasonable discipline as needed, there are some cases I’ve heard of that are overboard and borderline insane.

One such case was of a father who literally shot his child’s computer full of holes.

I know plenty of parents who think their children spend too much time with tech, but even so, I can’t wrap my mind around what would possess a person to go to that extreme.

Tough Love Is A Great Thing

Too many people these days don’t know the value of tough Love, because they’ve never experienced it. Their parents, teachers, etc. were too busy trying to be everybody’s friend, rather than give them the true guidance they need in life.

I’m not saying parents and children, teachers and children can’t ever be friends, I’m just making the point that priorities matter, as does balance.

Be the parent, teacher, guide you should be FIRST, those under your influence will benefit from it greatly, they may whine about it initially, but in the grand scheme, they’ll be better, stronger people.

Notes On Discipline vs. Child Abuse

I would never in my life support child abuse, though I am a firm believer in discipline as needed.

Also, when a child (or even an adult) is in trouble for something, the consequences by their nature aren’t supposed to be pleasant. If they were pleasant, they wouldn’t deter wrong behavior, that’s what used to be common sense, but it’s not as common anymore.

Some children who were never abused may brand the discipline they received AS abuse because it was unpleasant, regardless how fair and warranted the discipline was.

With that reality in mind, it’s important that child abuse claims be investigated thoroughly & properly, and that a “witch hunt” or “guilty til proven innocent” mentality doesn’t take hold.

I think all rationally thinking people agree, a parent or other authority figure should not BULLY a child by any means, and if they do, they should face discipline themselves, by appropriate authorities.