CANING: Spare the rod at school, but wield it at home

Sunday, June 17, 2012

By Amirah, Petaling Jaya 0 comments

I REFER to the letter “Parents know their child better” by Twanjunaidi last Sunday.

The writer concludes his letter by stating that “caning or physical punishment is not one of the methods”. I totally agree with his statement.

But we need to think of ways to discipline our children. The writer did mention that parents shouldn’t pass the buck to the government, schools and teachers, but can they as parents discipline their own children when they are busy working morning to night?

Nowadays, it’s impossible for working parents to spend more time with their children.

They leave it to schools and teachers to educate and discipline their child but when their child misbehaves, some parents don’t believe the teacher and they also blame the school.

Parents must realise that school is a place to educate students, not to discipline them. Parents should spend time and monitor their own children.

Cane their own children at home to discipline them if they don’t want the school and teacher to take action.

As we all know “spare the rod, spoil the child”.

If parents do not punish their own children, that is not right.

Read more: CANING: Spare the rod at school, but wield it at home – Letters to the Editor – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/caning-spare-the-rod-at-school-but-wield-it-at-home-1.95346#ixzz1y6kkguhB