Spanking Kid = Crime? Yes, Says Texas Judge

A Texas judge chastised a mother of three for spanking her two-year-old and sentenced her to five years probation. “You don’t spank children today,” the judge told the mother who reportedly left red marks on her daughter’s behind, marks that the girl’s grandmother saw and reported to physicians at a local hospital. “In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don’t spank children.” (June 2011)