Should we be using Physical Punishments on our child?

Updated: Jun 18, 2019

Discipline is helping a child solve a problem. Punishment is making a child suffer for having a problem. To raise problem solvers, focus on solutions not retribution.

In Singapore, it is not all that unusual to hear about caning as a method of discipline. While its use is certainly in decline, that thin supple stick that many of us once feared as a child is still a commonly found item.

Today, I hope to provide some information regarding the use of physical punishment with children and the potential pitfalls known to be in association of it.

The reasons we imagine to be; why do we do it?

There are a few reasons why parents often resort to caning thei