Saturday, December 01, 2007

To Cane or Not To Cane?

Lovely Mummy welcomed me home with this tag.

Answer? Not To Cane. Why? Because they don't sell rotans here! Waakaakakakkaaa!

But seriously, no, even if they do, I won't buy one. 'Masuk kandang lembu mengembu, masuk kandang kambing mengembek'. This is what I preach here, although, being an Asian, I practice a fusion of Aussie and Chinese way of upbringing our child. I will try to follow what I think is good, and what works for us.

I have eaten years of 'rotan stew' from my mum, and I personally know how it feels. Using the cane does not solve a problem. It may make the child think twice before doing the same thing again, but not necessarily learn and not do it again. As for me, unfortunatley for my mother, I was the spring that was being pulled to the maximum. The more I was forbidden, the more I rebelled.

I am not totally against corporal punishment. I do spank his rear at times or a smack on the hand when he absolutely go against my wishes, but I never threatened him with 'weapons' of any sort.

How about you?

Lil' Devil
Annie Q
Chumsy's Mummy


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1. Miche does not spare the rod.
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J@n!ce said...

I don't believe in caning. I wun cane my boys. I rather talk sense to them. ;p

Janice Ng

Sweetpea said...

janice - easier said than done, about the talking sense, that is :P i think my solution is pulling at my own hair! hmm... maybe that's why it's thinning out.. hahaha!