Jamaican Mommies by Shanoy Coombs: From Jamaica; for the world
We’ve all heard at sometime or another about sparing the rod and spoiling the child. In the United States, it is said that the rod is often spared and the child spoiled. Back in Jamaica, more often than not, the rod is not spared, nor the child spoiled. In other parts of the world, this ‘decision’ lies in 1. Who your parents are 2. The laws of the land. Generally, though, different parts of the world have been taking different approaches to a ‘good beating’, so what’s your take, Should the rod be spared at all times and the child spoiled? or vice versa? What other ways can we as parents discipline children effectively without ‘spanking’. In fact, should spanking be absolete? Let us Know. At the end of the week, I’ll post a bit on what professionals have to say about the issue.
N.B. I found this image to be pretty funny.