I'm not looking for research papers, I want to know how your parents disciplined you. I'm primarily interested personal experiences with beating. I was sparked to create this thread after a conversation with my mother. I was physically disciplined, until I was large enough to strike back, and I frankly think it was useless on me. If my father beat me for doing poorly in a course, my reaction was to intentionally fail upcoming assignments to make it clear I wouldn't be bullied into improvement. My mother claims it didn't work because I wasn't beat with enough magnitude. Hearing her say that piqued me. I wasn't terribly disciplined, but talking to my peers it seemed very few of their parents incorporated corporal punishment. Oh I almost forgot to ask, for those of you who were beat, do you twitch when someone comes around? I don't know if it's from that or just a personal tendency, but even if someone comes up to give me a high five I reflex into a defensive position.