I have spanked my son and daughter once and I will NEVER do it again. I was so mad at myself for doing it that I had to leave the house.
My parents beat us all the time, but that was the discipline that they grew up with and their parents before them, and who knows how far back it goes. But I'll tell you this it stops here! Someone has to break the chain. There are other ways to discipline a child and get their respect. My kids are 10 and 7 and I'm still learning, but I've had many compliments on how well behaved and respectful my kids are, and that in itself tells me that I'm doing the right thing and I don't have to beat them.

"If it was easy anybody could do it"
Timothy S. Furey Sr.