Editorial, by Sakura*, pupil of 7H (5P), Valais, 26 January 2017

fesséeIn recent weeks gossip spread. A psychologist says spanking children cannot hurt them.

I am against spanking because: first of all, it is useless to teach through violence. Adults often tell children that violence does not solve anything. Put yourself in their shoes, you will not be satisfied.

In addition, you can give them normal punishments like to copy three pages of their book, etc. But something that does not hurt them physically or mentally.

Finally, since an adult is stronger than a child, you can hurt him. 

In conclusion, I think spanking is of no use and instead you can ask them something as a form of punishment.

*pseudonym

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