To spank or not to spank? My husband and I are very split on this topic. I grew up in a household where spanking was a regular occurrence, whereas my husband's family didn't do this at all. It's causing a lot of strain between us and I'm not sure what to do. On the one hand, I don't want to go against my husband's wishes. On the other hand, I am the main disciplinarian in the house, and I do feel that in the some cases, spankings help to teach children wrong from right. Does anyone else have any experience with this?

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I was spanked as a child when I misbehaved, and I am still very close to my father. When I was caned as a child though, I remember "hating" him. Therefore, I would not follow this method as I prefer positive parenting and logical reasoning. Spanking the child causes physical pain and fear, which I would not recommend.

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