Depends on the age and the circumstance. My son was about 4 years old when he was acting up in daycare and I was kneeling down talking to him about his behavior when he screamed, hauled off and hit me in my face, knocking my glasses off and breaking them. I put him in time out immediatley and when we went home he wasn't allowed outside to play and we talked about it later on.
About a year ago, at the age of 9 he thought he was Mr.Tough guy or something and pulled his fist back at me like he was going to hit me,I snatched him up and busted his rear end.I told him no matter how big he gets I will always be able to kick his ass,LOL.(its funny now, thinking back on those words) but he has never done that again. We did talk about the situation later on when things calmed down.
at 2:46 PM on Mar. 31, 2010