Marv "Robo Pop" Marinovich obviously takes great delight in working with his children (June 17). While this is normally a great situation, in this particular case, I have my doubts.
What would happen if he were training his children to be physicists or musicians? If his 9-year-old failed to understand the theory of relativity, would he be forced to run eight miles behind a car to pay for it? Or if his 2-year-old prodigy violinist messed up at a recital, would he be made to do push-ups for strangers?
Corporal punishment has its place in the training and disciplining of children. It becomes child abuse when it is unjustified or practiced excessively.