My Mum threatened us kids with the slipper and the strap(mainly because of our noise). I can remember thinking the strap was a bit extreme to hit my little sisters with.
She didn't do it and often I'd go into their room and warn them to be quiet and go to sleep or SHE really would hit them with it, like the Nuns did to her.
Proverbs 13:24: “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.”
Proverbs 26:13-14 offers this bit of Old Testament parenting advice: “Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. / Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.”
|1950 child migrant|
My mother does not remember anything before the age of nine - she doesn't want to even try. Her mother had an injury at work and couldn't keep up the foster care payments so was placed in Nazareth House, Coleshill, Birmingham age 3years.
|Nazareth House Orphanage at Rednal, Birmingham UK|
Nuns 'abused hundreds of children'