After all, Cherlin said there were more wholesome ways for parents to teach their children about wrongdoings.
That's a statement that horrifies child development experts, who Cherlin said "think kids thrive with encouragement, love and modest discipline. It's the 'modest' that seems to not come through here. I would think that ‘good hard spanking' would be much lower. Last year, we saw an NFL player suspended for the season because he gave his child a good, hard switch."