Yep, I was spanked. My parents raised us using biblical standards, which does believe in spanking when done correctly. Yes, it was quite effective. Here's why:
1. I knew that I would be spanked as a form of punishment if I broke the rules - along with room confinement and loss of privledges.
2. Spanking was always done on the buttocks.
3. There was always love with discipline. It was never done in anger. It was done in disappointment with my behavior. And, there was always a follow-up conversation with why I was spanked and that I am loved.
The last time I was spanked as a child, I was 16 years old. My parents returned home from a social gathering and found that I was gone from the house (it was midnight) and I had my 11 year old brother with me. I was driving around our town - I had just gotten my license and didn't think they would be home until later.
I had then and have now the utmost respect for my parents who were solid role models and raised some respectful kids who have gone on to be successful in their lives and who are also excellent examples of parents.
I also spank my children.
i was spanked. its ok to spank if it isnt overly done
I never needed to be spanked, my sister on the other hand, boy she was a handful. When I was a teenager my mother would slap me from time to time. I don't think it effected me in a negative way. I have ever spanked my dd. My other 3 never needed it, I just raise my voice and they would cry.
I was spanked when I needed to be and when all else fails I do tap my boys. It was for me and is for them effective.
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