Five Things That Were Used By Our Parents to Discipline Us
There are things that you could not escape as a child growing up in the village and among them is the constant rubbing of shoulders with the family discipline master or mistress. Growing up entailed many things and among them were constant monkey behaviors that did not only attract the punishment of your parent or guardian but also of any other member of the society who found you in the misbehavior a child belonged to the community so it was the mandate of every member to make sure the children grew up having the Right morals and code of conduct. Here is a list of disciplinary encounters that children did not miss while growing up.
1. Leather belts.
This leather belts we an essential in every home. They would land straight on your back from a direction you wouldn't realize and before the second one lands on you, you'd have learnt a lesson that what you were doing was an abomination. This often happened when your parent sent you to run an errand then your naughty head decided it better play with the village boys or girls than going to the place that you were sent. On arrival home your Dad would be seated patiently at the sofa only to pounce on you with whips that are going to have you crying all week.
These are some of the disciplinary tools that would sure land on your back if you were found misbehaving. You wake up in the morning and feel like throwing a tantrum and you don't wanna be talked down. Your mom watches you all day as you pick fights with everything and everyone you meet on your way, and in the evening you just want to cry. You try doing it in a hushed tone grumbling with your siblings that are probably laughing at you, until a slipper lands squarely on your back.
3. Rough hands (pinching and slapping)
Some of the very painful disciplinary actions that would gave come your way are the heavy unawares slaps that we got. Your mom sends you to the shop but instead you decided to play around, a touch or two of the ball will not hurt until your mom comes for you in that field. You have probably lost the money as you tried to act Messi in the game. You start explaining what happened and the next this you feel is fire consuming your face and your dangling as your mother gets a good hold of your tiny lobes.
Canes were popular in primary school to discipline those who were considered unruly. You've been waking up at five o'clock to walk for several Miles to school. Then on Friday the body just wants to rest and so you wake up late. Going to your school, the teacher on duty is there for naughty kids like you. The canes that will be fired on your shivering skin out of the morning cold will have you get sitting problems for the rest of the term.
This tool used to discipline the most grievous of offences and mostly to the older children. When you had done a capital offence that you know your parents would not pardon you for, then you had to ready for this rubber whip that stings in event contact with your skin.