Would you say ”lumping” is an abusive way to punish a child, better or worse than corporal punishment?
To punish an unruly child without spank them, would you see ”lumping” as an acceptable alternative? If you are not familiar with lumping, it has nothing to do with striking the child in any way. You have the child do some menial task, usually something physically demanding for a period of time to get their attention. Such as you might have them move the firewood pile from the east side of the house, to the west side of the house, then when all the wood is moved, have them move it back to the east side of the house again; then repeat X number of times. Or dig a hole (if you have property to do it), and fill it back up, to dig it out again, repeating the action for X number of times. To get their attention of their bad act(s) without spanking do you see “lumping” as abuse, or not, if so, why?