What I'm saying is, a slap in the face or belt to the ass is the same as hot sauce in the mouth. Its pain compliance. That's it. If it were the norm for people to "wash their mouth out with hot sauce" then we would frown on the first person to make their kid "wash their mouth out with soap".
Does it suck, I'm sure it does. Does it hurt, I'm sure it does. But pain is pain, it's not physically scaring or prolonged torture.
Call me a sadistic fcuk if you want, but I think pain compliance is ONE of the best ways to help kids learn right from wrong. Not the only, not the BEST, but one of the best. I'm sure we all know some parents who donâ??t believe in discipline and their kids are hellions, and I'm sure we all know parents who do discipline and they have somewhat better behaved kids.
But no, you're right...just take away his Thomas the Train toy and give him only half an ice cream sandwich for desert...That will show him!!!