What happens when you beat a child with a stick?
You harden their heart.
You close their mind.
You fix the very beliefs you wish so strongly to change.
Is this not obvious?
Is the need to be right all the matters?
Is it really necessary to hit a child when they’re already on the floor?
By hitting you’re children you’re hitting yourself.
Can you not see!
You are creating the very rebel you are hoping so desperately to avoid.
You are creating the conditions for the rebellion you dread will come back to haunt you.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
The child was happy left alone.
They were never a threat until you threatened them first.
Their rebellion is on you.