Child Rearing Essay example

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“Corporal punishment is the use of physical force causing pain, but not wounds, as a means of discipline.” Definition of Corporal Punishment by Unicef- Educate! Don’t Punish! Awareness Campaign
Physical punishment was very common. In the past corporal punishment was by not only applied to children. It was used on adults as well. In England from the Middle Ages whipping was a common punishment for minor crimes. In the 18th century whipping or flogging was a common punishment in the British army and navy. This type of punishment was abolished in England in 1881. (Lambert P.2)
From the Middle Ages to the late 20th century children were disciplined with rods or rulers in schools, work and at home. (Lambert P.2 )
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The only care is, that it be begun early, and inflexibly kept to 'till awe and respect be grown familiar, and there appears not the least reluctancy in the submission, and ready obedience of their minds. When this reverence is once thus established, (which it must be early, or else it will cost pains and blows to recover it, and the more the longer it is deferr'd) 'tis by it, still mix'd with as much indulgence as they make not an ill use of, and not by beating, chiding, or other servile punishments, they are for the future to be govern'd as they grow up to more understanding.” (Section 43-46 Modern History Soucebook) Locke believed in maintaining a firm control of the child. He was not an advocate for overly admonishing or beating a child. Locke believed that corporal punishment and negative punishments would hinder a child’s capacity to learn and be educated. He also believed that children’s educational material should directly relate to their station in life. In other word’s full education spectrum would be reserved for the higher class of gentlemen where as the poor would be served in learning a trade.
Jean – Jacques Rousseau who wrote Emile also was an advocate for positive reinforcement. He emphasized freedom. Rousseau is viewed as a romantic. Rousseau ‘s belief in natural goodness was in direct opposition to the Puritan belief that people are born with “Origin Sin”. He

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