There was the usual "I'm your friend, we need parents, my door is always open" rhetoric but then he slipped in. Parents who spank their kids are backwards, under educated and should work toward finding new non-violent solutions. I tried to listen with an open mind because there is a difference between discipline and abuse. But his stance was that striking in any form is abuse and he kept going to the point of insulting.
Tuition is hefty and the parents were P O'd so I doubt he'll be there long but I did wonder how other people felt about it.
Personally, I've swatted a few bottoms and tapped the backs of hands. I don't need to do it much anymore because the possibility of "getting it" is still enough to deter my boys from taking it too far. Plus now that they're a little older no PS3, bike etc. is more effective.
What do you think? Is a swat here and there OK or is all abuse to you?