Is It Proper To Beat, Flog A Child? Watch This Hilarious Video By 2 Angry Men

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July 4th, 2013 – Is It Proper To Beat, Flog A Child? Watch This Hilarious Video By 2 Angry Men

It’s a moment every person knows – when a young boy or girl gets up to mischief and is insolent to an adult – what do you do? In Nigeria, the first reaction is to reach for the cane but James and Harry discuss whether this is the correct approach…

“We are Africans – flog their Nyash!!” shout James and Harry together – co-hosts of Nigeria’s most controversial show – Two Angry Men who are gisting about corporal punishment in Africa.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eAEqEm-GYk

“This is one place, I don’t care how I sound, whether someone says I am uncouth!” says James. “It’s the only reason I am disciplined now.”

“But don’t forget that these children have a mind and can be spoken to,” says Harry, playing Devil’s Advocate. “It can be detrimental because when you flog the child, you harden the child.”

Most Nigerians do not see flogging a child as deliberate malicious physical abuse – but instead flogging a child is most often done with the palm of the hand or cane on the child’s bottom.

“When they matched the flogging and talking to me – sometimes the talking was much more painful! My Papa told me I would end up like disgraced armed robber – I believed it was worse,” says James. “I preferred the flogging.”

However, two factors are leading to its demise – one is the rise of child rights and protection in the Wes. Studies show that spanking leads to increased aggression in the child. The other problem is the introduction of weapons and violence by cults and gangs into Nigerians schools.

“But parents are helpless for the kind of pekin wey dey born nowadays… even teacher don fear am.”

James and Harry – inviting plenty criticism! – say they support flogging in conjunction with other means to discipline children. These include many stories from their childhood, such as painting school walls with turbine, cleaning the school toilet with a sponge, or counting grains of rice and garri for your mama,

“What is this Oyinbo thing – you are grounded for one week?” James and Harry both laugh. “Please ground me – that is heaven! Is he Nigerian Airways?”

[Source: Battabox]

7 thoughts on “Is It Proper To Beat, Flog A Child? Watch This Hilarious Video By 2 Angry Men

  1. d worst of it all is dat most parent wil go as far as slappin dia pupil’s teacher for shoutin at his child as if they (parent) wia raised on d street

  2. Harry James kudos to both of una, una do well. You see the world we’re living today is rapidly evolving so also is everything that comes with it. Things can never be the same anymore. You guys are talking about kids behavior, I tell you what this is just the beginning we haven’t seen anything yet. Parents just have to device the means they deem appropriate for the disciplinary and raising of their children. Corporal punishment is one of good methods to be used in child disciplinary, however, one has to be conscious of when to draw the line between punishment and abuse. Some parent don’t know when to draw the line. The bible said that: “madness is in the heart of children, you use rod to drive it out.” Provrb. 13: 24; 19:18,. touched on this issue as well. Psychologists don’t believe in corporal punishment such as spanking or beating when discipline a child because it is believed such will harden the child or even turn him to become violent. Ephesias 6: 4 encourage parent to bring up children in the way of the Lord. So also is Col. 3:21. In my opinion, I think it depends on the child. Some children know when to stop whenever they step out of line just by having eye contact with their parents. On the other hands, some children whether or not you talk to them privately or even got yelled at publicly won’t bugged until you spank them before they listen.
    Nowadays, neighbors cannot discipline each other’s child or kid that misbehave on the street without such resulting into big scuffle between them. It has got to an extent that Teachers are not allowed to use corporal punishment in schools anymore without schools being threatening with law suits. That’s why we see these children turn the way they are now.
    Again, thanks Prof. Wole Shoyinka and the likes that initiated cultism in our Higher Institutions, Satan has helped them spread the good gospel to a level only God knows where to would reach. Even though they might have different idea when started their propaganda but look at what is going on Nationwide in our Schools. It has degenerated to a point primary school pupils are practicing cultism as well. Big thanks to them. The Oyinbos wey no dey use corporal punishment on their children, see what the children sometimes turn out to become. We see this on the news media on daily basis. Our culture is good but we have inherited white men culture especially the Americans to an extent that our own self don pass their level. Guns roams about on our streets, schools freely on daily basis. Some of these kids are fearless because of the guns in their possession. You guys will agree with me then, we haven’t seen anything yet, it is just the beginning of madness.
    You guys can come up with plans that you think might be helpful to our children which may be a live changing course. You never know God may want to use both of you spreading good gospel to our Nation.

  3. Flogging is not the issue of correcting a child. It is lack of experience of controlling a child that leads to flogging. With all amount of floging in African community, what is the position of our children as at today? I would love to join in this talk….

  4. I want to believe that most of the people commenting on this topic are adult who must been brought up by their lovely parents through corporal punishment.
    You should have known better by now what advantage you get by bringing up your children through this method.

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