Can't help wondering...what you're wondering about when it comes to spanking? Yesterday I found a site where many regular people discuss spanking , pros and cons, from personal views. My guess is we won't ever stop spanking until we understand more about why some people spank. Why some stop. Why some never have and never will. Sites like this one give insights never reached through formal research.
According to The Center for Effective Discipline :
In 2005, there were l49,319 confirmed cases of physical abuse of children,
almost all of them beginning as "discipline". Child abuse prevention experts
estimate that actual cases of physical abuse may be 20-50 times higher than
confirmed reports. See a state-by-state chart of physical abuse numbers for more information.
Here is another discussion on punishment methods for children.Take care...be aware,