Hey everyone! Last week my son's friend came home to play and I noticed some scars on his hands and legs. On asking him, he said that he was hit by his father for not obeying him. He had asked him to do his school work and instead he got busy playing video games. He says that his father is strict and he wants him to be disciplined. Well, I can understand how difficult it can be to deal with boys of this age. But, using physical force is just not right. Discussing about this to my husband, he said that it's fine to do so. If the child is way to naughty, then sometimes physical force is the only solution. But I completely disagree to it. In order to support my point I checked google for some help and I found this blog. http://www.torontodefencelawyers.com/blog/is-it-a-crime-to/crime-spank-child/[/url] It seems like spanking your child becomes a crime only when its unreasonable. So, how do you consider this over strictness? Is it a crime or not?