Quoting xTJ:" Spanking is illegal in her country, there could be serious consequences for all involved if he is adamant ... [snip!] ... for allowing it and failing to report it and the child having CPS involved in it's life, possible seperation from parents."
Well in theory I belive it's a child abuse charge, but they investigate it case by case. I think they were talking about changing our laws as well so people can be charged for not reporting child abuse, but I think that's for the more serious cases. So we definitely COULD face jail, whether or not they'd think it was serious enough to actually try us is another matter. It just depends on the cop involved I guess. I've heard of police being called for spanking (because the kid was screaming bloody murder) and the officer let them off with a warning. But with more and more kids dying from child abuse I wouldn't be surprised if they started making examples of people.
He just started joking about it again, and I got pissed off at him and he basically said "FFS I was joking, of course I'm not going to smurfing do it if you're that against it". So hopefully he sticks by that decision