Kids Today Will Never Understand What It Is Like To Go Through Corporal Punishment Like We Did Back In The Day

Posted by Missy aka Tizzy in History On 3rd March 2018

The belt

If you were totally immune to spankings or were really, really bad, you probably got the belt. It only took a couple of licks with a belt to straighten you right up because it definitely left behind a sting you would remember. While using something like a belt borderlines abuse, it was all in how it was wielded upon the child.


The switch

A switch or a "cherry switch" was also a common object that was used to dole out punishments. If it caught skin, you would feel that sting for hours. Most of us who were punished with the switch either remember having one hanging on the wall in your home or having to go out and pick your own switch, which was torture in itself.

School teachers could punish you too

What some kids today might find to be very frightening is that their teachers and principals could dole out corporal punishment as well. In most common cases, teachers would use a ruler and crack the hand or knuckles of the offenders. You probably heard stories of nuns in Catholic schools doing this.


The paddle

The paddle was an even more common tool used in schools to punish students. They would get bent over a desk or a chair and have to take a few wallops. The worst kind of paddle to get punished with was one that had holes in it. That allowed the paddle to cut through the air faster causing the pain to be a lot more severe than a solid paddle dished out.

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