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Spanking Can Be an Appropriate Form of Child Discipline
To slap or smack with the open hand, esp. Uncertain parents with difficult kids are the most likely to be confused by the continuing negative publicity about spanking. However, research has indicated that spanking or any other form of corporal punishmenttends to have the opposite effect. In British Englishmost dictionaries define "spanking" as being given only with the open hand. Today, in America, the time-out is in and spanking is out.