Why do we spank
8 Reasons to Spank Your Kids
3 Dec Sendek says, "There are a lot of things that happened 10 or 20 years ago that we don't do today, like not using car seats or bike helmets.
28 Aug The usual answer is to get them to do what we think is best for them - i.e., done to oneself: "I was spanked as a child, and I turned out all right.
Description:Terminology[ edit ] In North America , the word "spanking" has often been used as a synonym for an official paddling in school,  and sometimes even as a euphemism for the formal corporal punishment of adults in an institution. In the United Kingdom , Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, the word "smacking" is generally used in preference to "spanking" when describing striking with an open hand, rather than with an implement. Whereas a spanking is invariably administered to the bottom, a "smacking" is less specific and may refer to slapping the child's hands, arms or legs as well as its bottom. However, research has indicated that spanking or any other form of corporal punishment , tends to have the opposite effect. For example, such techniques include time-ins increasing attention, praise, and special time to promote desired behaviors , time outs taking a break from escalating misbehavior , positive reinforcement rewarding desirable behavior e.