Punishment: what are your thought on spanking?. it is an effective way to change behavior?. if you were giving a presentation or advice to young parents, what guidelineswould you give them regarding spanking?. E.g. under what circumstances might it be warranted?. How does the age of the child factor in?. What is the difference between punishment (spanking) and abuse?. If you are opposed to spanking, explain why, and what other methods of discipline you would recommend.