Discipline without the rod

Can a child be disciplined without using the rod? The answer is a resounding Yes! Now, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, New Delhi, has expanded the definition of corporal punishment to include verbal abuse, and even impositions like writing “I will not do ……” a hundred times etc.
Police can also be involved if the commission’s guidelines are violated. This is obviously being resented by teachers who say that the commission has gone too far. My article, printed in The Tribune’s Education page, reflects on this issue.

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