The Adrian Peterson child abuse charge thrust into the spotlight over the last several days has plenty of debate going about that case. It also has once again sparked a discussion about whether or not spanking is an acceptable disciplinary practice for parents. A CNN column today seems to suggest it depends on one's own upbringing as to whether or not we think so:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/16/living/spanking-cultural-roots-attitudes-parents/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

I was spanked as a child, but I'm not sure what good it actually did. My father did so based on the same parenting practice he received as a child, just as the CNN opinion suggests. What about you? Do you spank your child? Why or why not?