25 November, 2020

Towards A Kinder Garten

Does corporal punishment leave a child disciplined or scarred?

Dinesh Parab
Towards A Kinder Garten
outlookindia.com
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Be prepared to sit on the ground in Delhi’s bone-chilling winter if your parents haven’t paid your fees. Stand in the sun till the summer heat singes you because you haven’t done your homework. Or risk losing an eye when the teacher hurls a duster at you for talking in class. And god forbid if you play a childish prank like bursting a cracker in class: risk being caned at the assembly the following morning. If this sounds like a primer on disciplining children straight out of Victorian times, don’t be surprised to see school-teachers still swearing by it in the best of our schools.


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