Hey y'all Do you think spanking is considered abuse? It is still used in some cultures to reprimand kids. My mom is Thai, she was spanked as a kid, and even though i grew up in the states she spanked me until around when I turned 15 (kid). I think i have room to elaborate a little. My mom used the classic ruler, but more often a home depot paintstick, for spanking. Thankfully she only used a ruler once... [When she got more frustrated, she whacked me with books, threw random table items at me, locked me out of the house, didn't let me eat meals... she kicked me around on the floor once. When she didn't have anything to hit me with, she used her hands to whack my head and yank my hair. I remember when I was around 9 and she was very mad. I told her "kill me then!", and she proceeded to choke me. (My dad intervened)] Oops I ended up ranting. Oh well, I don't have the strength to delete it... It seems like "wow" when I write it all out... especially because it resulted from me not doing homework, or drawing, or doing chores inefficiently. Is this considered abuse? I have no idea. I also somehow diverted from just spanking.