Having seen so many questions on this site dealing with the kids not making an eye contact, I was wondering if there are times when we should ask the kid not to make an eye contact?
I sense this is a dumb question but still I'll go on.
I remember my childhood and adulthood when my father and mother used to hit me as hard as they can, and I also remember myself staring in their eyes back! That used to be my way of telling them "Huh! If you think you are physically strong enough to hurt me so am I strong enough to "deal with you"! Go on now, why have you stopped!"
Seeing my stare my father used to yell at me saying "Keep your eyes down or I'll take them out"! It usually didn't deter me ever.
I remember in schools too we were always expected by our teachers to keep our eyes down when we were being scolded! Making an eye contact was always taken as a challenge by the elders.
I see on this site parents always complain that their child doesn't look at them while being scolded. Is this just a cultural difference, or there are times when we should expect the child not to make an eye contact?