What kind of chores would a 2-year-old do? How would a toddler make a connection between doing chores and the misbehavior that's being punished? What if the child refuses to do the chores?
What you experienced was child abuse. However, a single slap on the butt is not child abuse.wow, we get spanking a lots when we were kids, with belt, stick and hand. one time mom slapping me so hard that my nose bleed. there was neighbor guy who hate kids (never have children of his own). if we step our feet on his lawn, i mean, come on, it's doesn't hurt. we don't always walk on it. we get a belt from dad. this was in the 60's, no more parents can't do that. now we got child abuse law, it's about time.
Different generation...I was spanked..and I think there needs to be a distinction between spanking and abuse. The courts interfere way too often in the lives of American families and the line needs to be drawn somewhere.
YOU dont have kids do you? I am willing to bet that once you have kids you WILL spank them.