What's your opinion on corporal punishment?

Do you believe in corporal punishment in raising your own children? What about in public?

Should those who are tasked with watching your children (an educator or setter) be able to use corporal punishment?
Spare the rod and spoil the child?
Spare the rod and spoil the child?
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It's interesting that we have, so far, a pretty split of opinion -- all from guys. Does that just mean that the woman shuts up and lets the man run the show? Some children can be reasoned with. If they start getting out of control, I've seen parents calmly say to behave and they will. Others parents try to "bribe" the child with something. More times than not, it seems ineffective. Rarely does a parent firmly come down on the child, although sometimes that's what may be best.
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