A whack on the hiney with an open palm of the hand when it's well-deserved avoids violence further down the road.<quoted text>
Not really, it wasn't necessary, my father gave serious looks that we're extremely effective, mother pulled our hair a few times. We were obedient. Different times, older parents, farm life etc.
I don't believe in corporal punishment either, didnt hit my children, violence begets violence.
Children discipline themselves when touching a hot stove. They never do it again.
When it comes to teaching right from wrong, they need a loving parent to teach them the same hot stove analogy.