Here in the west of the world this practice has been forgotten for a long time, we have chosen to use the word without having to think about violence, that has produced children with less attitude and much more rebellious.
I do not say that I agree to whip the children but I am not against a reprimand from time to time, for me that character and gives an image of respect to the father figure. That's what I say because I've never gone through I was raised with a strong character, I feel I could have been reprimanded a little more and that it could have had positive consequences in my life, but I'm not sure.
However, it seems a little troglodyte that way of raising a child in these times, because nobody is a secret that the word is worth much more than a violent act without necessity. In addition, parents can already be informed of committing such crimes (yes, it is considered a crime), but that depends on the beliefs of each family.