Re: S/O Am I the only one that had no idea spanking was still allowed in some states?
I think some of these arguments are the equivalent of saying "I never had a carseat growing up and I came out just fine."
I'm happy that some of you were never taken advantage of because of this law, but it's still a law with a HUGE margin of error. Whether it's intentions are good or not (which is debatable in itself even for parents), it opens the door for sadistic punishment. If a parent who has good intentions with spanking can end up beating their own child because their anger got out of control, imagine how much easier anger can escalate for a near stranger who doesn't even love your child. I wouldn't risk it with my own children because the stakes are just too high, no matter the intention....there's no way in hell I should be expected to trust a near stranger to control their anger if some parents can't even do it.