Many parents believe spanking is a valuable disciplinary tool at a time when parents give too much freedom to kids. No one should tell anyone how to parent, especially since people seem to be pretty terrible at it nowadays.
Ten years ago, the problem was that too many parents eager to be their child's BFF (Best Friend Forever) were losing the battle to discipline their children, instill values, influence behavior and teach right from wrong. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, in many homes, the battle is over and the kids won. In some cases, the parents -- already stressed from long days at work and having no desire to spend precious hours at home squabbling with children -- simply surrendered. They gave up on raising children in exchange for peace and quiet on the home front.