I make it clear to the brood that they will get the cane if they breach the following
* playing truant
With little adam, going to school was a big problem when he was in Standard 2. I have to dispense the rod, on several ocassions. After several counselling which did not work, off we went to the little room. I made it clear that I have to cane him in exchange for missing school.
There were a few more ocassions when he tested the rule and again his butt get the whip.
I am the only one who has the authority to give a day off. I use this when I need company to go back to my kampung. It is the opportunity of 1to1 with the kids. It is rare to have such luxury and I always believe that a few private moments will do both ouf us a world of good.
As with stealing, I am hard. Stolen items go to the longkang and the butt get the whacking.
It is never easy to be the one holding the whip. I always make sure that I do that minus any anger.