Rolando... (old post I know!)... Kidnapping charges apply you know why? Because she is a KID! a minor! That's why!
I know this is an old post but fiddlerontheroof, you must be kidding. Are we back in the dark ages, when children where treated like objects? If you leave a mark even if it's a temporary one, your "spanking" has crossed the line of abuse. Please do not use God's Word to justify child abuse. Jesus lifted up children as examples of faith and humility to be followed. we should be cherishing God's gift and YES! disciplining them too but with the dignity afforded to any human being. Children are not animals!