Child’s Rights and Discipline: The Lost Theory (3)

‘Therefore discipline or chastisement is a delicate process, which must be carefully done. It does not answer to anger. When it is done in anger, it produces an angry child instead of a discipline one. When it is done in peace and wisdom it has eternally positive impact on the child.’  

It is Friday and I will be doing the last piece for this week. I am caught between two opinions. I do not know whether to rejoice that I will be of this page for two days or I should be downcast that I will not be here for as many as forty-eight hours doing the work of inspiration. I think I choose the joy of retreat. The weekend allows me to retreat. Retreat provides an opportunity to refresh. And when I am refreshed, I serve fresh inspiration.

I will like to reiterate the point I was making yesterday, which was the fact that the goal of discipline or chastisement is to bring out the best in the child. This becomes impossible if the dignity of the human person of the child is trampled upon in the process.

This will not produce a disciplined child but an intimidated child. For anyone to live a disciplined life he or she must have a healthy self image of himself or herself. Discipline or chastisement is the process through which the self worth of the child is sharpened and built.

Therefore discipline or chastisement is a delicate process, which must be carefully done. It does not answer to anger. When it is done in anger, it produces an angry child instead of a discipline one. When it is done in peace and wisdom it has eternally positive impact on the child.

I will like to continue this journey on Monday when I will be sharing my story of abuse, which was wrongly christened discipline. It did not produce any positive fruit in me but the fruits of bitterness and waywardness. I lost touch with my personal dignity and I could not embrace the dignity of discipline.

Do have an INSPIRED weekend.

I’m Taiwo Akinlami & I Lead the TeacherFIRE™ Revolution

POINT 2 PONDER:

‘For anyone to live a disciplined life he or she must have a healthy self image of himself or herself. Discipline or chastisement is the process through which the self worth of the child is sharpened and built.’

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2 thoughts on “Child’s Rights and Discipline: The Lost Theory (3)

  1. dan May 18, 2012 / 2:02 pm

    Mr Akinlami, I couldn’t agree with you better on the points you’ve shared so far.they are truths most parents/guardians must know and imbibe.
    Please kEep up the good work.

  2. Olaleye Arinola May 18, 2012 / 2:53 pm

    You are a source of inspiration to today’s teachers. Keep up the good work. God bless u.

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