In Ireland, slapping a child has been banned by the law and according to Adrian Kennedy, the 21st century is no place to discipline your child using your hands or any other chastising tools that administer physical pain.
Kennedy states that physical discipline only does more harm than good because it teaches children to resonate to violence. She believes that a slap is administered by lazy parents who do want to get to the root of the problem. There are many people who will attest to the fact that physical discipline administered in healthy portions did wonders to the functioning of their brains and that they never crossed the line again. So are you are you a lazy parent or are you going to fulfill the scriptures?