There are times when I see a misbehave and anti-social kid and I hope a cane could come in handy. Certain times, I even hope that someone will give him an electric shock to make him stop what he is doing.
However my personal experience has taught me that corporal punishment hasn't worked. In fact, it deteriorates my relationship with my child. I dropped all forms of physical punishment when my child turned 6 after I realised a cane in hand stops every form of communication with the child. I still maintained occasional scolding but I see myself dropping that soon as well as the child approaches teenage. It doesn't help me or the child to be in constant aggression and I don't really want a child to role-model such parenting when he/she grows up to have children of their own.
The Big Caning Poll
Parental influence on children in the first 12 years of their lives have a permanent effect. Unfortunately, children come with no user manual. Each child is different from the other. Discuss how to handle emotional and educational needs of your child here.