22 Oct '13, 7am

Why are parents so anti-discipline now?

Why are parents so anti-discipline now?

Did you hear about the parents of students at Raffles Girls Primary School who made a big stink about their kids being made to stand (for 15 minutes... oh the horror!) everyday during school assembly? Apparently, this class of primary 2 students were noisy during school assembly, so as punishment, they were made to stand for 15 minutes during school assembly in the school hall... during the silent reading time. Ok maybe 3 months is a bit excessive... only because in my opinion that's too long a time frame for a punishment to remain effective. But I suppose it was working, that's why they continued with that routine for that class. So these kids would be reminded, oh I don't understand simple instructions... I'm standing during silent reading, it is a reminder for me to shut my gob. It is not chatty reading time. If it were up to me, I would tape their mouths shut with mask...

Full article: http://www.hollyjean.sg/2013/10/why-are-parents-so-anti-d...

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