SPANKING – YES OR NO?
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.