Corporal Punishment

The parents of a first grader told my colleague to hit their son when he acts out in class…

Welcome to the world of Thai schools.

We are told to hit the students. We never do of course but I’ve seen it happen. Surprisingly enough I would say it is most common in one of my PreK classes. It seems to happen for random reasons such as a kid is sleeping in the path of the game, a kid is crying (makes sense to hit them to just make the cry more, right?), a kid won’t stand up or sit down, a kid fell and bumped their head, etc. It never seems to help the situation and only makes my job as the teacher harder.

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