Cade wrote:By all means, break out the riding crops and smack away. When I have kids, they're not leaving the house each morning without a few whacks across the face.
idle muse wrote:Physical abuse as a punishment is never morally acceptable. For example, if you punish a child for hitting someone by hitting them, what kind of impression does that give. But if, as Rei has said, they are about to cross the street with a lorry heading towards them or are reaching for a burning fire, then a quick smack is acceptable.
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