My parents spanked the boys with a belt a few times.
My parents spanked me with bare hands a few times.
My parents would sit us down and talk.
They never abused us in any other way...
I could not spank my children, mostly because it was a tender social issue at the time.
As parents, we used time out.
As Parents, we took privilages away.
As Parents, we sat and talked....and talked again.