Let me make this clear before you read any more, I’m totally against child abuse of any kind.

But I wonder when parents aren’t allowed to whip their children have child abuse laws gone too far? When I was a child not only did my parents whip me with a switch, a belt or anything else they could find at that moment, so did my grandparents, uncles, aunts, adult cousins and your friends parents.

If you were visiting a friend or playing at another friend’s house and got out of line everyone involved got a whipping.

These were not excessive beatings.  But they were not a simple slap on the hand either. Once you got one you didn’t want another one.

Anyone who has had a whipping with switch will tell you even the smallest switch will leave a mark. The marks most of the time look worse than they are.