PUNISHMENT

Summary

Punishment will be necessary, but it will be less frequent than otherwise if the following principles are observed.

Principles

1. Punishment should not be harsh, as it is likely to be if done by a quick-tempered person on the spur of the moment.

The teacher should bring true-self respect into all that he does. He should not allow himself to be quick -tempered. He should not punish harshly children that are in need of reform. CT 152

2. It is unwise to correct while impatient, fretful, or under the influence of passion.

Never correct your children while impatient or fretful, or while under the influence of passion. Punish them in love, manifesting the unwillingness you feel to cause them pain. 2T 259

3. Punishment should be done in love, showing a reluctance to cause pain.

Never correct your children while impatient or fretful, or while under the influence of passion. Punish them in love, manifesting the unwillingness you feel to cause them pain. 2T 259

4. The psychological punishment of unsympathetic criticism is often fatal to the erring one's efforts.

With many minds, and often those of the finest susceptibility, and atmosphere of unsympathetic criticism is fatal to effort. Flowers do not unfold under the breath of a blighting wind. Ed. 291

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