Violence as a tool to discipline kids at home does more harm than good. So is making children feel guilty about their behaviour or teaching to keep secrets. These are the findings of a 4-city study involving 7,000 parents. The survey by Podar Education Network shows that using these methods may turn a child to become an easy prey for peadophiles and strangers as they may employ the same technique to shut them up.
Do you threaten your child?
76% – yes
13% – sometimes
11% – no
How do you scare your kid?
31% – I will hit you
23% – will send you to boarding school
21% – mummy or daddy will leave you
12% – someone like bogeyman will take you away
13% – I won’t give you what you want
Do you bribe your child?
67% – all the time
23% – never
10% – sometimes
What do you offer as bribe?
60% – toys or chocolates
31% – nod to watch TV or gadgets
9% – money
64% – leave the kid with servant/ driver/ neighbour/ friend/ dance or some other class while at work
98% – don’t check mobile phone of person taking care of the kid
87% – never checked the background of such person
82% – don’t teach male child about good touch and bad touch as they feel boys can’t be abused