Now before anyone gets up in arms let me explain. By 'smack' I mean an open handed, light but not too light slap to the back of the legs, or on the hand. Not beating a child. I stand, 100 %, against beating a child. However, I believe in smacking them if they are bad. I am from the school of 'I was smacked as a child and it did me no harm.' I was smacked when I was bad, I was grounded and told off. I have turned out, IMO, to be a pretty ok guy. I am not a violent person, I do not break the law, I have no mental problems and I am a pretty pleasant person to be around with strong family values. I believe that most of the problems with kids today, (Stealing cars, mugging people, violent, teenage pregnancies), is because of a lack of discipline. Parents were so scared to discipline their kids for fear of the government getting involved and taking their kids away, that they let them run riot. The result is a generation of kids who, lets face it, need to be locked up and left there. The parents let them get away with it but we are the ones who have to suffer with these little ******** on the streets. So, I WILL smack my kids if it is called for. What about you?