Using disciplinary measures to correct a child's mistakes is a concept that has been misunderstood by many people, especially African parents and caregivers. Well, it might interest you to know that disciplining a child for an offense does not necessarily involve the use of physical torture just as many African parents have complied; in fact, the use of the cane should be the last resort for parents.
As a parent or teacher who wishes to discipline a child who has likely committed an offense; it becomes important that you proportion the age of the child to the punishment inflicted. For example; it is inappropriate to ask a 4-year-old to carry an object twice his size under the pretext of instituting discipline.
Regarding this article, we will look at 5 types of punishments that you should not give a child for not putting the health and life of the child at risk. See them below.
1. Beat or whip a girl on the buttock.
Whipping a girl on the buttock is a situation that can cause a lot of damage to health, especially in the private part. Research has shown that this act can lead to several harms such as; premature periods, vaginal discharge, depression and sexual assault. Therefore, to avoid such harm, such disciplinary action should be discouraged.
2. Starve your children for days in the field of discipline.
This is a measure that many African parents usually employ to care for a disobedient child. Well, I understand that kids can be mischievous sometimes, nonetheless; you must understand that they are only children and that they are prone to insanity - the idea of starving your child or the child of someone in your care is an act that can pose a threat to them. health. This punishment can lead to brain damage due to insufficient flow of nutrients and oxygen to the brain, and it can also increase the risk of ulcers and disease.
3. Use heavy or sharp objects such as stone, wood, wire or an iron rod on it.
In addition to impacting a child's physical injuries, these aforementioned clubs can lead to death. Using rough tools like wood, iron or even a hard cane can damage vital external organs in the body.
4. Apply pepper on the eyes or on the private part.
Although this practice is long standing, however; research has shown that many parents still use it today, especially in local and uncivilized areas of the world. This practice can damage cells in the eyes and private parts which can lead to long-term blindness or infertility.
5. Send them away from home especially at night.
Sending your child away from home at an ungodly hour of the night just to punish or calm your anger is a practice that can result in the death of that child in most cases. Subjecting a child to this form of torture indirectly exposes the child to life-threatening factors such as kidnapping, attack by humans and wildlife, and even rape.
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