Task：Many parents use punishment to teach the different between right and wrong to kids. Many think punishment is necessary to help children learn the distintion. What degree do you agree or disagree?
When it comes to children education, parents usually expect too much for their children, and most of them let temper flare out of control by executing physical punishment to their children. Some people think this behavior it is necessary for children's self discipline and self reflection. However, others criticize it seriously because it is naturally violent. In my opinion, I am in favor of the latter view, and I will explore possible reasons as below.
On one hand, there are a lot of benefits of corporal punishment in moderation. Firstly, the threat of punishment gives children to think twice about the made up in their minds patterns of behavior whether the pattern is considered to be normal or deviant. Secondly, punishment disciplines children's hard-to-control ego. Keeping in mind so called "stick" restricts a child from being irresponsible and violent towards his/her family, friends, neighbors and just occasionally met people. Thirdly, punishment partially plays the part in creating a concept of respect in children. To be able to respect something, you have to learn how to love something and keep it safe. Being so carefree, children tend to forget to keep the toys safe or to put away the clothes or make the bed. The reminding of punishment is the first signal in their heads to fix the situations.
In spite of positive effect of punishment, negative ones always remain. Punishment is not the only and first means to teach children how to be a part of society. Side effect of the punishment can be low self-confidence in a child and consequently lack of motivation in studying, in having hobbies, in creating new games or activities. In many cases, this poor parenting skill can exert a bad impact on children by experience of serious reprocessing, with its evident contribution to children’s mental illness. Several studies showed that most frequent physical punishment with maltreatment maybe lead to depression, juvenile crimes and even suicide. What is more, Children might be afraid of the punishment so much that it prevents them from making new friends, sharing their ideas and being themselves after all.
In conclusion, I consider physical punishment should be applied in a very proper and cautious way, on which it can well correct children's misbehaviors and thoughts, as well as build up positive personalities like respectfulness, mindfulness and modesty. However, what its overuse come with is unacceptable, including child abuse, broken family ties, aggressive tempers and low self-esteem.