Child's Play


As Tia smiled for the camera, the scene in the background reflects a predominant aspect of child-rearing in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Many children receive "licks" from parents and teachers as a result of misbehaving. Corporal punishment is widely practiced in schools with teachers pacing the classrooms, leather belt in hand. In this image, Bianca raises a hand to "Peek-a-boo" after having just been irritated by his teasing.



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