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I'd love to hear everyone's opinion on the subject of spanking; opinions beyond a simple "spare the rod spoil the child" and whatever the opposite of that may be. Regardless of whether spanking is right/wrong, good/bad, effective/ineffective, I hate hearing that phrase used in reference to spanking because I don't believe it was meant the way people use it today. I believe it was said in reference to how a shepherd GUIDES his flock using a rod, not hitting them with it. What I'm really interested in is everyone's reasoning behind your opinion! WHY do you support or oppose this form of punishment? And in your opinion, what role, if any, does age of the child play in your theory?