I am from the area where the store clerk beat a child with a belt for acting up in the store. My local news station's FB page is flooded with people applauding this woman for beating this child and saying if more parents spanked children would be better behaved. you know back in the "good ol' days your neighbor could whoop you and then when you got home you got another whoopin". Why? If spanking works for you then great. Spanking does not work in my home. We use other forms of discipline and I have good children. Why do people assume that just because you don't spank your children are not disciplined and don't know how to behave in public? And yes I know there is a difference between spanking and beating, in the situation they're talking about this woman beat the child.