Quoting speaktruth2powr:" It seriously bugs the crap out of me. I know people who were raised by the most racist bigots you ... [snip!] ... that they are racist....they explored the world, and learned that what they were taught by their parents was a load of crap."
My parents believed in the whole hit your kid to make them listen.it makes me realize that I never actually resepcted my parents, just listened to them to avoid getting hit.
My kids, I want them to actually listen to me because they respect me not afraid. also, I would watch out OP, your child wil more than likely start kitting other kids because they think its okay to, because you taught him to, you hit because you think they are doing something wrong, so you being your childs role model is teaching them that as well.....
and watch, you'll hit your kid because they hit someone else....hypocrite.
don't get me wrong, I have hit my kids once in a while, out of being scared, ie" when my son thought it was okay to jump over his baby brother, I smacked him before he got off the ground, but never on a regular basis, and my son is 4, he has only been hit, maybe 5 times...if that.