We would never encourage corporal punishment as a type of discipline to use on your children. Behavioral shaping works just as effectively as physical discipline.
If you give us more information as to what type of help you are looking for we would be glad to talk to you about other options instead of corporal punishment. Please give the Boys Town National Hotline a call at 1-880-448-3000.
Good for you for asking this question! It's good to question the "norms" in parenting, as each of us has a chance to think for ourselves, rather than simply carry on traditions, in our relationships with our children.
We don't condone spanking, either. It models physical attack as a "problem-solving" strategy, and I don't think that's the model we want our children to be adopting. They learn so much more from what we do than from what we say!
Here's a fuller article on spanking, and what we think works much much better.
im a highschooler now but i remeber i used to get spankings all the time for bad or worse things.Many pepole sa that corpal punishment is bad but i turned out fine i have plenty of friends in fact im almost popular and i have no emotional problem so anybody who says corparal punishment is wrong hit me up.