Most parents have passionate feelings about spanking. They’re either adamantly against it, thinking it’s abusive, or adamantly in favor of it, thinking it’s a necessary form of discipline. The older I get, the more opposed I become to spanking. My son is 12, and I haven’t spanked him in years. I hope I never do […]
I’ve spanked my son. Not very often, but a handful of times over the years. All the spankings were a heat-of-the-moment thing. Connor, who is 11 now, said or did something I considered way out of bounds, and I lost my composure.