Poll: Disciplining Your Child: Caning or Nuh?

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: October 01, 2019

Yesterday, a local TV station reported of a young girl who committed suicide out of fear of being caned by her mum for unspecified reasons. What could have pushed an 11 year old to this point?


As you would expect, this has once again sparked the age-old debate of whether or not caning a childis an acceptable method of disciplining.

Experts ubiquitously agree that corporal punishment is not the way to go as it can have a lasting psychological impact on the child. To begin with, parents need to understand that caning a childto discipline them essentially means that you are using fear to get them to act according to how you desire. I can’t put it more bluntly than that.

But we live in a traumatized nation that thinks it’s OK.

We’d like to know, is caning the best way to discipline kids?

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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