Child and Punishment: Contrasting Generations.

At times, I wonder why I have issues with this younger generation. Despite these issues, there's a lot of lesson to be learnt from them. A necessary part of society we say, or probably, the point of continuation in fulfilling the procreation orders. Even the Christian Holy Book revers them as arrows in the hands of he who's blessed with them.
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Now, my issue is this.
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Children these days have this demon that builds the guts in them. I heard the story of a young boy, roughly about thirteen who went to school and while playing truancy with his fellow, a window pane got broken.

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The next thing was "Go and call your parents, bring them to school tomorrow to pay for the damage". Then the children, took a stroll home happily, call their parents and they pay up on getting there- no spank, no punishment or strokes of cane. Nothing!
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I trust my father.
Well, I've had to reason otherwise, parents differ, generations too. If I ever tried such... How would I even tell my father, much more my mother? Of course they would not kill me, but I'll surely experience (...you know...)
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Let me keep it. Those lessons made us strong. When you know that you cannot call your parents to such things, you would better not do them.
I know we only called them for prize giving day, award ceremonies, valedictory services and the rest but such of the opposite, we never did...
Some of us, while growing only needed signals from parents. If we went out with our mothers and someone asks you to come take something, you only need to look your mum in the eye to get her approval. The worst is if your mum tells you to go and collect such thing from the stranger when her signs and actions disapprove what she said- the problem of dual speech (one verbally, the other via signs). Whenever either of them is absent, trouble binds one's decision in stupidity.

I remember a scene in secondary school where a guy misbehaved (can't recollect what he did) and his uncle was called to "discipline him". He was given strokes openly on the assembly ground before juniors and seniors. He learnt the lesson in shame and never misbehaved.
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Truth is, there are times the rod of correction should come in, but it should not exceed limit.
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As we continue our duties in raising these children, it is of utmost importance to heed the time honoured saying "spare the rod, spoil the child". I am no advocate of "unnecessary beating" that would result in the degradable treatment of human, but please, let the grip be strong that these young don't go on the loose.
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2016 | Nelson Vincent Ayomitunde.

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