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Georgia School Reinstates Paddle Policy

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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,

Proverbs 13:24
“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’.”

Source: CBS

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  1. Totally agree Brandon! Discipline is needed at times from both sides of the fence if justifiably administered!
    I remember them well! Even if it were someone else!
    I actually learned a lot from the values of the Andy Griffith show! You just don’t see that in any television today!😁👍👊

    • That was in my day’s of youth! In the latter years I was lead by God’s grace to the ultimate deeper instruction Book of truth outside the traditions of man! And that was by not listening to anything, but the Word of God through research and study in it’s original languages! Changed my life! Hallelujah!
      Once that is accomplished! You know who is on the right path, or not. And I would not be here if that were not the case also! I have learned much in what I recognize as the Churches of Philadelphia and Smyrna! You have done well Brandon! Thanks brother! A loved Church in the many membered body of Christ! Blessed be to all in Yeshua’s name Amen!

  2. Whoa! If it’s the same educators who can’t make a stand against anti-God propaganda such as evolution and the gay/transgenger/perversion agenda, then they can’t discern when and how to administer corporal punishment. Scripture is talking about parents using a rod in love, not outsiders. The parents should get a report of misbehavior from the school and decide how to deal with it at home. Or take time out of their busy lives, which caused them to decide to turn their children over to someone else to educate them in the first place, and go to the school to paddle their own children.

    I see why you initially would be for this Brandon, something needs to change, but who would you trust to take such a prominent parenting role in your children’s lives in your absence?

    A huge shift in societal norms, such as homeschooling with Christian principles, would solve so many problems. I realize it’s easier said than done and families and schools are desperate, but the issue lies with us adults getting our collective act together, then the children will respond positively.

    • Not every teacher is perverted, let’s ensure we present the issue accurately and parents have to opt-in for the paddle program. People need to have life experience, experience raising a child and working within the school system in order to see what it is really like. Without that experience, they are left without true understanding. Not all children are angels and not all parents know how to parent, so they need some help.

      The verse provided is a great example for us. We have to use a little common sense along the way as God is not going to spell everything out for us all of the time. While the verse is specifically addressed to parents, that does not mean Grandpa cannot use the belt if needed.

      Perfect timing here, I literally just talked to a gentleman in his mid-60s and this subject came up. He explained how when he was a child he mouthed off once and his teacher laid the paddle to his backside. The gentlemen said when he went home he did not say a word, otherwise, Dad would have given him another.

      When we remove discipline from our families, from our lives there is no consequence for messing up. The gentlemen continued his story and explained he spent many years helping out schools on boards etc. He said, one day a child kicked another child in the head for no reason. When the gentlemen approached the child and told him he cannot do that the child said, “what are you going to do about it“?

      When we leave our teachers without any recourse, there is not much that can be done, one bad apple can ruin the whole bunch. One final story from this gentlemen, during his time as a parent, his own son one day came home and told him, they told me at school, you cannot spank me anymore…

      I am not going to finish the rest of the story, the point is, they have conditioned the people to remove discipline from our lives and this has left us with generations of people who had the rod spared from their backside, spared not only by teachers, but by parents as well.

      • I agree with you Brandon, we need God back in schools and the rod. You don’t even have to walk in a classroom to see how these kids act. Just open your door step out. Oops there it is, trouble and that’s what they are. I had a manager tell me today it’s about numbers, when you have a high country if his many you hurt you get a high rank in prison. We really need God back in schools, and the rod. This world would be a better place.

        • I meant high number not country,

          • The idea of discipline is to create discipline within your child. He or she has to learn something – the difference between right and wrong. It’s supposed
            to guide a child in the right direction – much the same way the shepard uses the rod to guide his sheep from danger. ‘Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.’ Most of the time the rod was a symbol of correctness and discipline like when Solomon wrote: “Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.” I don’t believe he was talking about literally using a rod to hit a child.
            2nd Sam. 7:14. In Gods covenant with David, God did not mean He would beat Solomon with a literal rod but was using the term ‘rod’ as an expression of his discipline of Solomon if he would ever need it.
            Hitting a child teaches nothing. It might temporarily suppress bad behavior
            but it’s not a learning type of discipline. Are you sending the message that because you’re bigger and stronger it’s ok for you to use ‘spanking’ as a means of discipline? Personally, I think it does more harm than good in the long run. I also feel most parents use spanking as a means to vent their own frustrations – teachers included. The last things parents need who don’t know how to ‘parent’ or a teacher who is frustrated with an unruly child needs, is a big stick.

          • Thank you for the comment Gloria.

            I already stated my case in my comment and “WEB Notes”, so let me just say, welcome to the site!

      • So true Brandon. In the early and mid seventies, every child in my school new the principal had a paddle in his office. Do do this knowledge, very few time did he need to use it, but when he did, word got out!

        Also, my dad spanked when needed, and again, after a few spankings, his voice was all that was needed afterwards.

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