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Role-playing games are a way to show the creative abilities of the child during the game. Parents and teachers can use this type of play activity to educate the child…

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Is it permissible for parents to spank a child?

Many of us may recall how our parents spanked us in disobedience as a child. Statistics show that more than 300 million children worldwide are punished. Usually, children are spanked easily so as not to cause physical pain, but only affect their behavior. This form of punishment has been common for decades and even centuries. It was believed that spanking could even be useful because it helps to alter a child’s bad behavior.

However, over the past decades, attitudes towards punishments of this kind have changed. In the late 90s of the twentieth century, scientists first stated that spanking children is unacceptable. They hold this opinion today.

What is the reason for such changes? Until the 1990s, light physical punishment was a common educational method throughout the world. They were not considered physical abuse. Around the same time, the first scientific papers began to appear, confirming that physical punishment has negative consequences for the behavior and emotions of children. Modern research proves this thesis. Continue reading

Pupil Education Strategy

When a child goes to school, it may be a relief for you that he communicates more with his peers, especially if you work. On the other hand, spending too much time apart, you move away from each other. You may not notice this yet, but your influence on the child is already beginning to weaken and in his behavior he is increasingly taking an example from classmates and friends.

Your goal for the next few years is to build a strong relationship with your child that will counterbalance peer influence. When a child goes into adolescence, this foundation will be very important.

So, what should a school-raising strategy include?

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