When there are so many non violent ways to fine tune a child's behavior. Admittedly many parents do not know how to effectively employ discipline tools such as time out, or usage of levers. It seems that many who use spankings as a method of discipline, do so because they're not aware that there are other effective methods available. Should ignorance in parenting skills be an excuse to hit a child?
Don't get me wrong, there are an awful lot of brats out there and I hold the parents responsible. It just seems that it is lazy parenting to resort to the quick fix of spanking. Parents need to be willing to do the right thing even at the cost of their own comfort. For example, you are at a restaurant for dinner with your family, you've just ordered and your child begins making a scene. You need to leave the restaurant even if it means paying for food you did not have a chance to eat.
I want to know that people aren't hitting their kids becuz they were too lazy to learn alternative