WEB Notes: This is fantastic. Our world needs more discipline, the lack of discipline is one of the reasons why it is a mixed up mess. The ol “paddle” or “stick” as some call it is a great motivator to do what is right. This is right inline with the Bible in case you are wondering…
Turn with me to,
24 “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.”
If you do not use the rod on your children, you truly lack some element of love for them.
When you have to use the “rod,” “paddle” or “stick” it takes a great measure of sacrifice on the parents part. It is not fun giving a child a swat, but it enforces discipline. It teaches lessons that children will remember for the rest of their lives.
The flip side of this verse tells us, we love our children when we give them a swat.
Giving someone “tough love”, is the hardest love to give someone. It is easy to laugh, and play all day. But to swat your child means you care about them so deep, you will even bring them a little bit of pain in order to keep them on the right course of life.
We have heard some parents say, “we chose not to spank, it is what is best for our family.”
Well, more power to you I say!
But then those same parents go to parenting classes and have counciling sessions for their children.
Now why do you think that is?
What could be one of the reasons?
On the other hand, other parents who do use the “stick” are constantly told how well behaved their children are. They are told what a great family they have.
So don’t you get all soft on me now, you stick with your Father’s Word. He said giving a swat is a good thing.
A swat is not a beating and a swat should not take place when you are mad! You are teaching a lesson, not releasing anger!
A swat is a swat, do not be afraid to do it, it reaps great rewards.
An area school recently sent home consent forms informing them of a new corporal policy at an area school. The superintendent says they’ve received a little over a hundred forms back, a third of them giving consent to paddle their child.
“In this school, we take discipline very seriously,” said Jody Boulineau, Superintendent of GSIC.
GSIC is going old school with a new policy for this year.
“There was a time where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn’t have the problems that you have,” the Superintendent said.
“There’s no obligation, it’s not required. A parent can either give consent for us to use that as a disciplinary measure or they can deny consent,” he said.
The form spells it out: a student will be taken into an office behind closed doors. The student will place their hands on their knees or piece of furniture and will be struck on the buttocks with a paddle.
The form says no more than three licks should be given. Superintendent Boulineau says the parent response has been across the board.
” I’ve heard ‘great, it’s about time, ‘we’re so glad that this is happening again, they should’ve never taken it out of schools’. All the way to ‘oh my goodness I can’t believe you are doing that’.”