Okay, I admit to being a grumpy old woman--especially when confronted with unsocialized dogs and unruly children, both of which litter the streets of my vacation city on weekends. Now I finally understand why all those old people of my childhood kept complaining about "Kids these days!"
Of course, I was never going to say things like that when I grew up. Nope. Not me. (You can see that reality and I have always had some differences...) But as a child, I wasn't allowed to behave the way many children do these days, and I'm sure my "inner child" is completely offended that others are not being properly chastised at the very least!
Seriously, though, religion has always made a point that proper training makes the man, and the Bahá'í Faith also places great importance on spiritual guidance and the development of good character, beginning in childhood.
Here's the latest article from the Baha'i site at BellaOnline.com.
Discipline - Raising Children to Be Good Citizens
The concept of discipline means strength of character, not a form of punishment.
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