Apparently it is in other places including Germany. I found that kind of surprising considering Germany's long history of being, uh, well, violent. Nonetheless according to the front page article in the Sunday Citizen that is the way we are heading here.
I have never had kids but I have babysat a lot of kids, cousins, friends kids etcetera and I have never once resorted to spanking or slapping or any form of corporal punishment.
I have, on the other hand, threatened. I find that works.
Sharing I am.