Do You Spank Your Kids?

I honestly just want to know opinions; I’m not going to judge one way or another.

I’m struggling some with my 3 year-old about how to make him listen. Over all he’s pretty good, but when he gets in his mode there’s basically zero hope. It’s a huge fight every time we have to change his diaper, and he basically refuses to go potty at home. Today we fought for 10 minutes, I made him go to his room, but even that didn’t help like it usually does. So I spanked him. I’m not sure how I feel about it. Obviously I didn’t beat the shit out of him or anything — just gave him a light spank on the bottom. It seemed to work but I think it’s because I slightly scared him since I’ve never spanked him before. I’m not so sure it would be that effective in the future if I spanked him more often.

I don’t want to make it a regular form of punishment, because I don’t think it’s always necessary. But I really don’t know where I stand on this issue.

What are your thoughts?