SPANK­ING – YES OR NO?

DRUM - - Ed's Note -

The is­sue of cor­po­ral pun­ish­ment is one that will al­ways gen­er­ate a re­sponse. Should you? Shouldn’t you? How far is too far? These ques­tions and more cropped up again re­cently when King Goodwill Zwelithini said cor­po­ral pun­ish­ment should be brought back in schools. Spar­ing the rod, as the ex­pres­sion goes, will spoil the child, he be­lieves.

It’s in­deed a co­nun­drum for many par­ents who them­selves were sub­jected to cor­po­ral pun­ish­ment. We turned out okay, some ar­gue, while oth­ers shud­der at the mem­o­ries of the beat­ings they re­ceived.

But what do you do when you need to dis­ci­pline your child and don’t want to spank them? See our story on page 16 for some tips. And if you have great ad­vice on this topic, share it with other DRUM read­ers (let­[email protected]). Un­til next week, THE DRUM TEAM We would love to hear your thoughts on mat­ters close to your heart. Email us at let­[email protected] to also share what you think of the ar­ti­cles in this is­sue.

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