'Excessive discipline dangerous for kids'


Addressing as a resource person at a panel discussion on ‘Our Children - Future generation’ organised for the parents by the Hidayah Women’s Foundation at the Town Hall, Bhat said that discipline cannot be taught to a child orally. But at the same time, the child should learn discipline from their parents practically, he said and pointed out that if parents themselves lack discipline in their life, the child may not be able to learn discipline. “A child’s education starts in its mother’s womb. Mother starts interacting with the unborn child in its foetus stage itself. Hence, mothers can impart values to children at the very early stage of life,” Bhat said.

Parents can impart values more effectively by becoming role models rather than giving oral advises, he added. Parents should never use harsh words or scold them for the mistakes they commit. “Scolding children may harm the child mentally,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, editor of ‘Varthabharathi’ Kannada daily Abdussalam Puthige said that parents should teach children their responsibilities, manners and Dos and Don’ts. It is unscientific to punish children while teaching discipline. “Parents should always be friendly with their children while teaching them the values and discipline,” he added.

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