My dad hit me three times and I remember each time vividly. I can’t think of a scenario that would make me hit my children. I have certainly yelled at them a lot and probably fucked up their lives in other ways, but I can’t imagine getting mad and hitting them.
Is beating manners into kids a dying method? It seems like you’d be asking for a visit from a child protection agency if you even call your kids a harsh name these days. Are we spoiling the children by not giving them a few light slams every now and then?
TBF, all of the smacks I got as a kid didn’t stop me from doing whatever it was I got smacked for, and my pampered kids are far too lazy to get into the trouble I did.