`People who believe they need to hit/smack their children in order to discipline them and teach them to be responsible citizens need to take parenting classes! Unattributed.
I cannot let this go without comment. Smacking and sometimes the wooden spoon etc certainly did my generation no harm. When I look at the poorly disciplined `smart alec' kids around these days my fingures itch. mrs pdm and I smacked our children on occasions and still have no hesitation in - albeit rarely - delivering a smack to any of our 12 grandchildren.
Smacking remains an essential part of good parenting.