I was beat with a belt, sometimes for no reason at all. The worst part is that I was never told what I did wrong and why it was wrong, it was just a yank by the hair to the bedroom as I got beat with the belt, including the buckel. I grew up a very nervous child because of it, believing that every move I made would get me in trouble. In addition to that, I used to cry hysterically whenever a teacher told me I was going to be punished for doing something bad because if they weren’t going to beat me, they were going to tell my mom and she’d have a field day with whatever was closest to her.
If you’re going to beat your child, at least tell them why, let them explain themselves first and if you sense bullshit coming from them, tell them why it’s wrong and kick their ass.