I grew up on spankings and I turned out OK. (for the most part.
This is a very controversial issue. I can definately see both sides and have seen the results of inconsistency.....with whatever dicipline style was used. For example, I posted this on another thread w/a similar subject:
"Anyway, it reminded me of a similar "scene" that I observed about 5 years ago in a local mall. A mother was standing in front of a cookie shop w/her two young boys. They looked to be about 4 and 6 y/o I think. The youngest of the two decided that he wanted a different cookie than what he had just ordered a minute before. When his "mother" was handing him this cookie, he said "No, I want a different one!". Mom said "This is the cookie you wanted, this is the one that you are getting". (Something to that effect....it's been awhile.). This child then decides to KICK mom in the leg. Any guesses as to what mom said then????
"IF YOU DO THAT AGAIN, I'LL TAKE AWAY YOUR NINTENDO."
That was it!!! Had it been me, the little bugger would NOT have gotten his cookie, would NOT have had Nintendo at home, and would NOT have been able to sit comfortably for a few hours.
I wasn't too harsh, was I???? "
I don't have any children yet, but will not hesitate to spank if the situation calls for it.