Raising children today is very different from what it was 30 years ago. In the 70s, parents hardly knew what a car seat was and many of them had no problem tossing their children over their laps for a quick swat to correct bad behavior. Today, youngsters are often praised for doing right instead of being condemned for doing wrong and spanking has practically become a dirty word in many mother's groups.

Do you have a hand in discipline — are you a spanker?