whipping a kid is definitely a sign of failed parenting. But I question your comment and wonder if your also referring to spanking your child.Whipp them if you want to, just a sign that you have failed as parent,...
I am in total agreement that if anyone feels using a belt, paddle, switch, or any other instrument to administer punishment upon their child then they need a ass whooping. I will however say that some children need a smack on their ass once In awhile to bring them back to reality. Just like when a child refuses to listen when you tell them not to touch something and you smack their hand. Suddenly you have their attention. And I say some children, because not all children are that way. I can honestly say I have never once had to spank my oldest daughter. She just had the sense to know when enough was enough.
It has always been a last resort after repeated warnings, and I've found that standing them in a corner is usually the best way to get their attention. I wonder though when that also will be questionable as being appropriate or not.
I'm not for whipping kids by any means, and feel there is definitely a fine line between discipline and abuse. Being a good parent is to know when your about to cross that line.
And just so you know Big Time, I'm only replying to your comment, and respect your opinion so I hope I haven't offended you. I enjoy your posts.