Being an African born in the 70s,canning and other forms of beating was normal for child correction in the traditional way. So going to school in the 80s corporal punishment was the order of the day in the schools. Come to look at it, did it really help? I would say yes and no. Yes in that, those who feared the cane always tried to be on the right side of the law and later turned out to be good citizens. What of the the ones who were hardened by the beatings? Some children got used to the beatings such that it didn't help them in any way and they turned out to be worse people. To be sincere, I believe in talking to children in a friendly and supportive manner so that we can know what is causing them to behave the way they are behaving and seek alternative solutions in helping our children rather than corporal punishment. What do you say ?