What do you do if your child smacks you in the face? A co worker son that's 7 smacked her while she was trying to put his coat on. All she did was say that is not acceptable your getting a timeout mister. She is a very loving devoted mother. I almost cried for her. He has no medical issues. I believe in timeouts and spanking. That deserved a spanking but it made me wonder if spanking cause violence or aggression what cause her son to hit her. My son has never done this but he has had his share of trouble making.