Many who have been recipients of this form of punishment can divulge narratives (some quite funny) about their “beating” episodes. There are some however, who can tell you that though the “beating” changed their behavior in many cases, it has left them with physical and/or emotional scars. With that in mind, parents today, may want to consider other forms of discipline. Maturity, education, hard work, and consistency, is required to make the necessary changes.
The question many ask is “How can parents who are conditioned to discipline their child by giving him/her a “beating,” be encouraged to discipline their child in other ways?” There are many things parents can do, but here are a few ideas to begin the journey.