But a majority of americans still support it. When my son was 5-6 a friend “pinch him” because he wanted to leave the line @ an ice skating rink. Instilling fear by physical punishment is not the same as discipline. According to aap, spanking is never recommended. I really have a problem with this spare the rod spoil the child nonsense. Ron mackey for your comment of the problems with children today, parents and their “lasafare” “lets just peacifiy them,” parenting.
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Don infuses the spanking with positive reinforcement. Is it ok for someone to spank my child without my previous consent or knowledge? no it is not.