I was over at a friend's house recently and twice while I was there my friend slapped her daughter's hand. I was surprised to see this because I guess I kind of thought most people didn't spank anymore, or if they do, it is generally not done in front of guests. I also see some posters say they use this as one form of discipline for their child. Please understand I am not judging. Every child is different and responds to different things, I know I was spanked on occasion as a child and wasn't emotionally scarred for life. It will probably never happen in our house, but I have the rare advantage of having been a nanny for many years and then a teacher, so of course spanking was totally out the question and I had to find other ways of curbing unacceptable behavior.
So I guess my question is, do you think spanking is becoming more common or more accepted again?