Remark: In Japan, any physical punishment of children will soon be banned. The ban on physical punishment of minors applies to parents, social workers, and teachers.
My Comment: How can I express my dissatisfaction with the child’s behavior if it goes beyond what everyone says is acceptable for society, the family, and so on?
Let them give me a full distribution of the influence on children in order to educate them. Because education implies limiting.
You must express your discontent so that the child understands. And he would understand that it is for his benefit. That is, you do it not because you are annoyed and full of nerves, but because you wish for his good. This is of utmost importance in education.
Question: How do you keep in mind that you are not unloading your emotions onto a child?
Answer: To do this, educators must be educated.
Question: That is, you can’t do anything with prohibitions?
Answer: You cannot do anything. So what if there will be the law? What, they will be fined, imprison the parents? It will make such a mess in society.
When the state introduces such a law, and in general any laws, it must necessarily teach how to comply with this law and give it appropriate reinforcement.
Question: What is a proper upbringing?
Answer: It is said: “Man is born to small animals.” Gradually, if we do not educate him, he will become a big animal. In order to educate him, it is necessary to apply a certain pressure—simultaneously with his development.
Letting him know that I am putting pressure on him regarding the animal in him and not about the man in him. I want to develop man, and I want to curb the animal… and the animal is wild.
A child should know that he consists of two parts: good and evil, and we must limit evil.
Remark: I anticipate outraged comments on Twitter …
My Comment: It doesn’t matter. What difference does it make whether or not there are outraged comments? Most importantly, say the truth, and then it will become realized after a while.
Question: So your conclusion is that you need to educate parents and educators?
Answer: Of course. It is necessary to raise parents before raising children. Otherwise, parents will raise their children even worse than themselves.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman,” 4/9/19