Quarter of Parents Don't Discipline Kids for 'Easy Life,' Survey Finds
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More findings from the survey, according to the newspaper:
- Fifty-five percent said their own parents had been stricter with them.
- More than a third said they feared a lack of boundaries could lead to their children getting into trouble.
- Nine in 10 said they were strictly disciplined as a children. Six in 10 said they were smacked and close to half were sent to bed early.
- One in five said they had to miss dinner, and one in 10 had their "ears boxed" or their mouths washed out with soap.
- Most -- 93 percent -- said they grew up respecting their elders. Eight in 10 said one "telling-off" kept them from becoming repeat offenders.
- For those who do use discipline, three in 10 said they had sent their kids to bed early, and one in three restricted iPod, cell phone or computer access.
- One in 20 said they would do "absolutely nothing" to punish a child. "But a quarter of those polled said they wished they were more strict because their child was a tearaway," the Daily Mail reports.
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