Any form of emotional and intellectual punishments that hurt children violates their rights. The physical punishment of a child always involves some form of emotional pain for the child as well. Emotional hurt takes a long time to heal and may require outside assistance. As a result, it is important to use positive discipline and find alternatives to corporal punishment.
“Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?”
― Jane Nelson