Recently a young mother from Georgia was interviewed on National TV in response to a video she posted on her Facebook page, featuring her 5 year old son being ‘beaten’ by a school principal. The general thrust of the interview was ‘child brutality.’
According to what the mother said, the child in question was largely out of control, both at home and at school. Numerous incidents were logged, including hitting other children. There was some mention of truancy, although I don’t know how a child of 5 is blamed for that.
The mother claims she felt threatened that should she not sign off on this punishment, the child would not be able to come back to school and she very possibly would go to jail….although it’s not clear if that was stated, or something she simply imagined. Clearly this was a Last Resort!
Georgia allows for corporal punishment of children, in school, if the parent is present and signs off on it. The mother’s complaint: “Now he doesn’t want to go to school!”
NEWSFLASH!! The School Doesn’t Want Him To Go To School!!
Everyone on the TV show, talking about this issue, was sympathetic to the mother and aghast that any school district (or anyone, in particular) could condone beating a child for any reason!
Bible? Spare the rod and spoil the child!? The Bible doesn’t say this. But it DOES say:
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. Pro 22:15
Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Pro 23:13
Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. Pro 23:14
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. Pro 29:15
Did I mention the ‘beating’ consisted of ONE swat with a wide paddle? And there is a video of this event. There was NO parent in the room, telling this child to stand still and stop fighting with the adults! Mom was recording the event with her phone, not 10 feet away.
What’s Really Happening, Here? A parent, clearly a “millennial” who has no idea what it means to ‘parent’ a child, is in over her head! She doesn’t know what a child is! She has no idea why she’s even in this picture, except she gave birth to the child and enjoys the idea that she has one.
Harsh? This is what ‘millennials’ are about. Statistically they tend to encourage their children to view themselves as Special. NOTE: Children ARE special, but you dare not let them know it, if you want to raise a balanced human being and have any peace at all!!
They allow them to speak, regardless of what else is going on.
They allow them to choose what they will wear (at 3 years of age).
They give them whatever they want, even if they can’t afford it.
They entertain their children every weekend.
They provide them loads of unsupervised time with electronic equipment.
They tend to convince the child that the world is a better place because they are in it.
THEN the child goes to school or to work! The world is NOT Momma! The world is REAL! The child is now in uncharted water.
These people expect that child to do what they’re told.
These people expect the child to sit in his/her seat work.
These people expect the child to leave things and other children alone.
These children and School Systems have a hard time, but nothing is harder (on the child) than going to work!
They truly believe anyone would be glad to have them.
They truly believe they don’t need to do what they’re told (they never have).
They truly believe they should be promoted, after about 6 weeks, since they now know all there is to know about that job.
This generation is frustrated, confused, angry and living back at home until they are in their 30’s. While there, they have no responsibility and no accountability. They eat, sleep and play. Why? Because that’s all they’ve ever been trained to do!
The impression this mother gives is of someone who really has no idea what it means to raise a human being. During the interview the child could be seen going from one thing to another, with his mouth open and noise coming out of it while Momma was crying.
Clearly this school had a different standard. One the child was not used to and did not have to embrace.
Did I mention, He Got The Swat!
What’s the crime, here?
ps. Please Don’t Write And Tell Me About The Exceptions!
Exceptions PROVE The Point, Not Destroy it!
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