I have been ranting against the rampant tendency on the part of elders to treat the children as eternal delinquents who should be dealt with constantly by a stick and ordered around under pain of punishment. This is not the way to invest in the development of future citizens on whose hands the destiny of our planet will rest.
This view is echoed by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. in his book, “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life”. The following lines from the book hit a nail on the head of the the basic doctrine of punishmentology!
“Punishment damages goodwill and self-esteem and shifts our attention from the intrinsic value of our attention to external consequences”
- Hegemony of the honchos!
- Webmonkey, RIP: 1996 – 2004