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Reno Omokri stands against child beating as disciplinary measure



Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has declared a stern stand against beating of children as a disciplinary action.

The Author, Reno Omokri has weighed into the trending conversation about if parents should beat their children as a corrective and disciplinary measure.

Taking to his official Instagram page, Reno gave his opinion as he disagreed with the school of thought of ‘spare the rod, spoil the child’.

According to him, beating children is not a good way of instilling discipline, as there are other scientifically proven disciplinary measures parents could take.

He added that if beating children is indeed good, then Africa should have the most well-behaved adults by reason.

He went on to proffer another way parents can correct and discipline their children.

His words,

“Beating children has never led to discipline. But it always leads to fear. And Scripture says ‘perfect love casts out fear’-1 John 4:18. Consult child psychologists about this. They will tell you beating either hardens children or makes them timid. Many children who bed wet, were beaten. And bed wetting and animal cruelty are linked to a higher likelihood of adult criminality. It is called the Macdonald triad. If you want your children to turn ut well, punish them when they misbehave by temporarily depriving them of things you know they want, and reward them when they behave. If you regularly reward children for good behaviour, they will hardly display bad behaviour, because they become addicted to the rewards they get when they behave well. It is like you. You do not go to work out of fear. You go because you anticipate a reward-salary. I have read Scripture in the original language and ‘spare the rod and spoil the child’-Proverbs 13:24 is a proverb. It is not meant to be taken literally! You did not turn out well because your parents beat you. How many beatings did Elon Musk parents give him?”

Spare the rod, spoil the child wasn’t meant literally…
It is a proverb

It’s not because your parents beat you that you turned out ‘well’

How many flogging did Elon Musk parent give him, and look how he turned out…

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