With my kids I always preferred Positive reinforcement vs,negative(spanking/slapping) It's just good psychology whether your training kids, dogs or yourself.There was a study on NPR that spanking in america today does not do anything. Kids will not learn much from spanking!
This is a highly contentious subject. You might as well use a divining rod as asking an internet forum. Pick whatever answer you like and you will find a study to back it up.
The cane was also applied to me at school.
What hurt more than the cane was that my supposed offence was completely fictional,
(Story told by another kid with no effort made to verify if it was true.)
Sure, but you'd be cherry picking, about 95% of the 111 studies analysed showed negative outcomes from spanking.Pick whatever answer you like and you will find a study to back it up.
How my parents and teachers slapped or spanked me made a subtle difference compared to what people may call "child-abuse, bully" or "family violence". They didn't slapped me in the face so hard that I lost 5 or 10 of my teeth; they sure also didn't break one of my legs or arms because I stole a big banana from the trouser pocket of my teacher with their spanks.
For goodness sake will someone please close this thread and put all the dinosaurs out of their misery. Read the research and join the real world.
Or why not start a thread about is it OK to be "a bit racist" - like spanking it only "a bit violent"... Close please!