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Since you brought it up

Thanks for sharing Aphrodite13!

I forgot to mention parochial school that I attended in the 7th and 8th grades. These nuns were there to teach and they did just that.

There were NO clowns in the classroom, and for the few times that someone got out of line, they paid for it and it was a deterrant for all to see.

When I went on into high school from there, I already knew EVERTHING that was being taught! I was sooooo bored.

I was a year and a half ahead of everyone else because of those terrible nuns who disciplined us.

Our parents back then gave the school their full blessings and told us kids that we'd better behave while being taught.

I am very glad you home school.

Things in public school are much different with many more kids, many more personalities, and sometimes require more drastic measures to keep unruly kids in line than at home. Nobody ever got sent to the nurses office or to the hospital so there's no need to be overly upset about it.
I don't ever remember repeat offenders, because once was enough.

You're most likely a very good parent and have brought your children up well from babes and that carries on into their later days.
Not all parents are like you and therefore those children get into trouble often and need correcting.

Kids often act much differently when out of the sight of their parents. The methods back in my days were different than now. Whatever works I suppose.

Discipline creates a fear. A fear of being punished for being unruly. It is a good thing to have a fear to keep from being punished! Good discipline lays out the consequences of not being in line of what is required, so when one ignores it, they pay the penalty.

If you don't fear getting a speeding ticket for example, then go for it and see what happens.

This discipline even carried over into my time in a drum and bugle corps, and even during my tour in the Marine Corps.

Yes, they did some pretty hard things to us in the corps, but it really was for our own good and I regret none of it from my early school days to the very present.

If only we could send our congressmen and congresswomen to parochial school or maybe even the Marine Corps we would see real change!

Yes, Good Memories! Very Good!

Peace

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~