Education should be ‘neither kisses or slaps’

Rebbe Nachman said education should be ‘neither kisses or slaps.’ Even if a kiss is a type of reward, and a slap is a form of possibly justifiable punishment, they are not effective types of reward and punishment. They encourage indiscriminate displays of emotion rather than using one’s brains. A sincere compliment, praise and a warm smile are worth much more than a kiss. As far as negative reinforcement is concerned, any form of punishment must be constructive, educational and the product of intensive forethought.

Based Garden of Education, Rav Arush, http://www.breslev.com

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