Comment: My sister in law swears that she needed to be spanked

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My sister in law swears that she needed to be spanked

and often times wasn't. I think she felt she needed someone to reign her in and give her structure.

I think there are different personality types and each family should find their own way. If you pay attention to how the child reacts, you'll get your answer as to what's the right path to follow.

Government should definitely keep their fat noses out of family discipline.

And of course discipline isn't the same thing as abuse no matter how people would like to tie the two together.