Personally I think yes. child abuse is never acceptable and people who physically abuse children should be buried beneath the prison but I believe there are reasons to hit your kids. My son is too young now but I do plan on teaching him with spankings when he gets old enough. I'm not going to hit him as a form of discipline but to teach him the severity of his mistakes when he does something extremely dangerous. If he does something like run into the street I'm going to spank him good. I want him to be some what traumatized by it so he will know and remember the severity of what he did. I want him to know that what he did was so bad the man who gives him a hundred kisses and a hundred hugs a week and has shown him nothing but unconditional love was concerned and mad at what he did he hit him.