Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Amoris Laetitia - Par. 268

The Value of Correction as an Incentive

268.  It is also essential to help children and our adolescents to realize that misbehaviour has consequences.  They need to be encouraged to put themselves in other people's shoes and to acknowledge the hurt they have caused.  Some punishments - those for aggressive, antisocial conduct - can partially serve this purpose.  It is important to train children firmly to ask forgiveness and to repair the harm done to others.  As the educational process bears fruit in the growth of personal freedom, children come to appreciate that it was good to grow up in a family and even to put up with the demand that every process of formation makes.