spare the rod and spoil the child

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If one does not discipline a child, he or she will never learn obedience and good manners.
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Submitted on September 25, 2011

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Spare the Rod and Spoil the ChildTo give corporal punishment to someone in orders to make him learn something, or civilized him
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épargnez la tige et gâtez l'enfant

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