The Radical: 父

father    父

Explanation (For punishing:) A stick in his hand has: the father!

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 2
exchange, crossing, mix
majiru, kawasu,
Image of a crosslegged sitting person which means to mix. Simplified: at top six , below a cross X
Six crosses mark an exchange or crossing.
JLPT 5Joyo 2
chichi, FU
A stick in a hand
With a stick in his hand (for punishing): The father!
JLPT -Joyo 7
kettle, pot
Top: father (With a stick in the hand [for punishing]: The father!), bottom: gold/metal
Daddy uses metal to make a kettle.

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