Punishment and Responsibility

discipline-misbehavior-quotePunishment is part of today’s society. When you break a law and you are caught, you will (generally) be punished.

But what about tomorrow’s society? An article in The Atlantic discusses why Scandanavian prisons are superior, and these are not new ideas.

If we see a misbehavior as an opportunity for the child to take responsibility and learn then perhaps we do not need to dole out punishments. We are preparing children for tomorrow, not today. Perhaps tomorrow’s society can look different.