Timing: 15 minutes
Written by PHAM THI LE NA
Teaching kids to become useful citizens is far from easy. Some people claim that the imposition of firm discipline in educating children proves essential while other see it as a counter-productive method. I am convinced by the latter view.
It is first argued that with discipline, children are taught to be inculcated with decorous behavior. But can kids truly learn something under the control of a rod? So scarce are children that they hardly grow aware of what is wrong with their action. They automatically behavior according to moral line every time the rod is raised by parents without their profound understanding and critical thinking of their problematic actions.
Another reason in favor of strict discipline in righting kids towards desired behavior is to shun kids away from social evils. Nowadays, such influence from peer pressure and unwanted temptations can lure kids into a life of darkness. It should be noted, however, that there exists so-called generation gap which somehow hampers mutual understanding between parents and kids. The appearance of stern discipline is another catalyst for deteriorating the relation and thereby dispelling kids away from parental clout. Sooner and later, kids might find their source of consolation in the gang of friends who are at the mercy of drugs, alcohol. If it were true, parents would lose their kids already.
Equally important, discipline is shown as the effective way to build a lawful society where each citizen is responsible for every wrong action. Can a society genuinely thrive in case of having parents, for sake of instilling into kids moral lessons through both physical and verbal abuse, resort to the drastic discipline? Nor can the society be labeled as civilized when children’s right is violated. Also, according to social statistics, a number of kids whose parents often implement strong discipline like violence in their education are...