@Akatheu The idea that a child learns more if he or she is punished in this way is ridiculous. The child will only learn to hate the teacher and the subject. Parents could campaign for the abolition of such a punishment. Yet, I'm afraid that many stupid parents want to keep it - because they were also punished in this way and they claim that it has done them good. Stupidity will never die.
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• New Delhi, India
This is not the right way,but what is the right way to discipline the child at the age of their ignorance to certain conventional wisdom which in one way or other you have to inculcate in them at the beginning of their age.Every punishment has its own demerit and adverse effect.I am myself interested to know the correct way to discipline them, i think some teachers who are over in my lot can better suggest the right way for the same.
• United Kingdom
I don't really see how it is a good way to discipline the children. For the majority, it won't hurt but I can't see it doing anything. Then again, teachers are often limited as to what they can do, especially when some parents would rather complain about the type of discipline than support the school in disciplining the child.
• Calgary, Alberta
@Akatheu Now you know. I studied in the seminary for years . . Too bad I lost my vocation to the priesthood for reason not for this (kneeling). Kneeling is a better punishment than hitting a child. I think it is a good way of instilling discipline to young people. I don't have any problem with that.