“'Spanking makes children's behavior worse,' lead author Elizabeth T. Gershoff told me when the study came out. 'It has the opposite effect than what parents want: It doesn’t make children better-behaved, and it doesn’t teach children right from wrong. It’s not related to immediate compliance, and it doesn’t make children behave better in the future.'" [Heidi Stevens, "Nothing wrong with spanking?" Think again, in the Chicago Tribune Life and Style Sunday Magazine, January 14, 2018]
More out of fashion than phones that are dialed
Is the Biblical practice of spanking a child.
It is written that God
Advocated the rod,
But He surely did mean to be sparing and mild.