• I have been spanked many times and it has definitely infected me during my pre-teen years. Personally, don't whoop your kids, it leads to them having depression and could lead to them in the future getting into a abusive relationship.
    • Linda Joy
      You can't say for sure this is the case with every child.
  • I'm obviously not a trained psychiatrist, but I don't think corporal punishment is as awful as people make it out to be. It can be truly awful if it is administered inconsistently or under any unclear terms, but so can any form of punishment. My dad whipped me when I was little, once, and I deserved it. I wouldn't change that if I could. The key is that the punishment is earned, in my opinion. Also, different children and different parents require different rules, depending on the desired outcome and the current situation, so your mileage may vary.

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