Originally Posted by Playoffs
Somehow to PC Police convinced many parents that "spare the rod, spoil the child" was the better way. Bad behavior with no consequence reinforces bad behavior. Simple.
Spare the rod doesn't mean do not punish the child.
It means do not spank the child, more precisely, do not abuse the child.
There are many people who are productive citizens with no criminal history at all that have never been privy to corporal punishment.