Choi!! Let me not even start typing my usual "I'm sorry"... I've been under intense pressure, like I can't believe I've not broken down self, anyhow, sha forgive me. I can't combine working and blogging for now ehn.
So what have we been up to? I've missed the blogsphere like seriously oh. Lemme drop this today that I'm not dead tired.
Growing up, we had a chart with the same wordings as that wallpaper hung on our sitting room. I was a particularly stubborn and juvenile kid, and I'm sure I've received close to 5,000 strokes of cane in my life (not kidding) even though my mum stopped flogging me when I was in JSS3 but I still received strokes in school.
I decided to blog about this because of the way children are trained these days in school. Now, I'm not supporting flogging like that, in fact this post is not about flogging but all the units that makes up child training.
These days, you see kids with sophisticated phones and just when you're wondering, they tell you their parents bought it because they did well in school. Really?? I'm not saying don't compensate your child, in fact to me, sending you to school is something and you have no choice than to do well, so if I don't get you anything, oh well,but buying high tech gadgets for these kids to me is not training them well, if anything, it is causing more harm than good.
Now, I see some parents bargaining with their children and I'm like jeez and I hear you have to pet them. Why will I beg you and promise to buy you what you like before you can read your book or do a chore? No, I can never bargain foolishly with my child abeg!
Yes, flogging. Now I said I was trashed but did it help? No! Instead I was hardened. Why? Most of the flogging I got were unexplained flogging. I'll definitely use cane on my kids but trust me, I'll tell them why I'm flogging before and after and I'm not talking about flogging with wire or belt oh, no. Flogging with pankere on the palm.
The way some parents throw the next available object ehn they should be repping Nigeria in discus. I can't even slap because I'm sure my palm will draw the map of Oshodi on your face so I use cane for my erring younger ones.
There is no strict rule on child training because some might fear and respect the cane and sit up while others might get used to it and start chesting it, but one thing I know works is correcting in love and knowing where to draw the line. Sometimes, psychological punishment is worse than the physical one self.