quote:Me? I received spankings, whippings, etc...ALL FOR GOOD REASON.
And so did I. Your evidently resulted in a continuation and acceptance of old methods that have been proven to be harmful in the long run.
Me? I was beaten by my teacher in the 1st grade and that set the mood for the rest of my school years. It DID NO motivate me to come to school ready to learn. I bred resentment.
Psychology and research reveals that these kinds of events have long term negative consequences that present themselves in ways that you cannot imagine unless you study the evidence. Please educate yourself. There is hope for you, too, but only if you choose to open your mind to the possibility that committing violence upon children might, jut might, ultimately be a bad thing.