Okay, maybe one: They teach people how to be better at avoiding punishment.
Punishments do not teach skills. They use threat, intimidation, and manipulation to coerce children into doing what we want.
And by “we”, I usually mean adults, the ones with all the power in the situation, using that power imbalance to force children into doing things our way.
I give extensive evidence-based explanations as to why this is.
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