Not seen on a coffee coaster! (maybe it should be) – but words of wisdom from an older lady, who believed the best way to raise kids was to:
Apply the hand of knowledge to the seat of learning!
I got chatting to an amazing American woman at the Post Office the other day. It was one of those unique occasions when you meet someone new and just click. Somehow we got on to kids these days, and their lack of discipline. She gave me the above words of wisdom.
post script: I feel obliged to add a disclaimer here – I do not agree with hitting a child. I grew up in schools where caning occurred frequently. It did not work.