What are the alternate ways of disciplining properly though? By the way I'm still in my 20s, no children here. And if it comes down to it, I wouldn't ever hurt my child. These are just casual thoughts by the way..I haven't pondered upon this subject seriously with heavy thought.
I don't hit adults to get them to listen to me, and I don't hit children to get them to listen to me. You do not have to hit people to get them to listen to you. If the child repeats a bad choice after dealing with the consequence, then they'll have to deal with the consequence again. Consequences can escalate to curb behavior that needs to be stopped.
I agree with this
All right lets forget what I said about slapping in the face then. I have seen several correlations between children who start young talking like a thug and grow up to be a thug.