It is highly hypocritical – to be someone who claims to be concerned about child abuse – if you smack/spank your own children, which is deliberately inflicting pain on a child, that does ‘not’ need inflicting.
Children can be raised to be well behaved, respectful, secure and happy, without physical punishment (abuse). Mine are.
It is proven by experts in child development, psychology and neuroscience, that spanking/smacking, negatively affects a child’s growing brain and lead to greater risk of mental health issues like depression and anxiety and physical health issues, like heart attacks and strokes, later in life.
But, abusive minds, are always hypocrites.
And justify their own needs to inflict pain on someone vulnerable.
Don’t be that.