Question - we went to observe a karate class that our neighbour's son attends. Our neighbour was full of praise for the teacher and apparently had checked out 3-4 others before choosing this one. I saw that the teacher was very competent and had good rapport with the students. He did however, slap anyone who was distracted. It was not a painful slap but I wonder what I would tell my daughter if she should ask me about it - it is okay for a teacher to slap to get kids to pay attention, as long as the slap does not physically hurt? This does not sit well with me. On the other hand, the entire world is not going to follow my ideas on nonviolent communication. Does this mean that sometimes we have to adjust our expectations?
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9/17/10 at 7:01pm