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By Marie-Aimée Cliche, W. Donald Wilson

At one time, using corporal punishment via mom and dad in child-rearing was once thought of common, yet within the moment half the 19th century this start to swap, in Quebec in addition to the remainder of the Western global. It used to be in this interval that the level of ill-treatment inflicted on children—treatment as soon as excused pretty much as good child-rearing practice—was discovered.

This e-book analyzes either the recommendation supplied to folks and the several varieties of baby abuse inside of households. Cliche derives her details from kinfolk magazines, stories and recommendation columns in newspapers, people's lifestyles tales, the documents of the Montreal Juvenile court docket, or even comedian strips. dates are given specific concentration: 1920, with the trial of the fogeys of Aurore Gagnon, which sensitized the general public to the phenomenon of "child martyrs;" and 1940, with the appearance of the hot schooling stream, which was once in response to psychology instead of strict self-discipline and spiritual doctrine.

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1942), 95. Reproduced with permission. Cover design and text design Sandra Friesen. Copyright © 2007 by Éditions du Boréal. Originally published as Maltraiter ou punir? La violence envers les enfants dans les familles québécoises, 1850–1969. ca This book is printed on FSC recycled paper and is certified Ecologo. It is made from 100% post-consumer fibre, processed chlorine free, and manufactured using biogas energy. Printed in Canada Every reasonable effort has been made to acquire permission for copyright material used in this text, and to acknowledge all such indebtedness accurately.

1 Here Louis Fréchette was expressing himself with a humour that made it easier for him to evoke such painful memories. Besides, he did not dare to accuse parents of cruelty, preferring to attribute their severity to the influence of religion. But was the recommended method as harsh as he said? To find out, we undertook a systematic search in the pedagogical journals published between 1850 and 1920 that were aimed at a readership of teachers, selecting about thirty articles on child-rearing (see Table 1).

37 This last example is a particularly good illustration of the distinction made at the time between corporal punishment and physical abuse. However, these apologists for the “poisonous pedagogy” had to confront dissenters convinced that the whip was not an adequate solution for all the problems of child-rearing. RATIONAL PARENTING Not everyone shared the strict approach of Nicolaÿ or Father Boncompain, who considered the whip an essential tool in raising children. ” Contrary to Nicolaÿ, who advised putting discipline before persuasion and severity before kindness, Mailloux suggested treating the child as a rational being and reserving punishment for serious misdemeanours.

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