The necessity of beatings

“X.: How far does one go when punishing the children?

Dr. Steiner: That is of course dependend on the case. Best would be, of course, if you had to punish as little as possible. But it can be the case that it is necessary to give a little beating.”

Source: Rudolf Steiner, “Conferences with teachers of the free Waldorf Schools”. Gesamtausgabe, GA300a, page 83

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