You tell me. I'm not completely against spanking, but I think it is often misunderstood to be Biblically commanded or used far too much. Furthermore, I was, a few (maybe 2 or 3) times as a child, hit on the face by my mother when she was angry or frustrated at me. A few other times, I blocked her hand before she got to me. It wasn't too hard, but it was a distinct hit on the face, not a firm tap. The first time, I was probably 7 or 8. The last time I was in high school. It always happened at times when I was talking back, but because of a self-preservation type of reflex. These occurrences usually involved screaming on her part, too. My mother is not a violent person but she has temper/anger issues that generally lurk beneath the surface, but come out in rare occasions. Anyways...is this ever appropriate in your opinion?