Ok, I get the whole spanking is bad thing... but I SERIOUSLY disagree. When my generation was growing up we had respect for adults, we didnt have shootings in school... gangs, etc. I'm not saying that people should beat their kids, but whats wrong with a spanking when the kids get seriously out of line??? I'm not "stupid" or "mentally challenged", and I'm certainly not "traumatized". What I am is respectful, polite and courteous. I am considerate of other people and their needs, feelings, etc. I think that society has become far to complacent and everyone is looking for some excuse for their bad behavior. I do not understand why people dont see this. Kids need to know where the boundaries are, and they need to have some fear of "corporal punishment" for no other reason than maybe they will think twice before they do something really stupid.