I truly hope that you are not a parent Andy.
I'm referring to how I was brought up. I have no problem admitting that as a child I occasionally got out of hand. When my parents (who I repect more than I can describe) disciplined me when it was necessary, I can say without a doubt that did not have a negative impact on who I am today. You may however disagree
Of course each child has their own needs, but what I am saying is that today, forms of discipline that were accepted only years back are now viewed as child abuse. This is pure hogwash.
 I just read your subject title. What makes you so frightened? This comment was edited on Jul 26, 18:22.