Mild physical punishment
Many people say: "don't ever use corporal punishment on a child as it will only teach him fear and that it is okay to use violence to get whatever you want".
I was spanked by my father maybe 3 or 4 times in all my childhood. I remember that I was naughty in each occurence.
I am now 32 years old. I have never assaulted anyone, never stolen anything from anyone and I have never had any dealing with the police.
Please explain to me why in my case the spanking did not result in me believing that I could use violence to get whatever I wanted.
I am not posting this to tease you guys, I just want to understand why so many people fiercely oppose even a mild, last-resort physical punishment to a misbehaving child.