As much as I want, I don't want to hurt someone physically. I experienced being slap by a belt when I was young. My father hit me with his belt when I did something wrong, something that will make him very disappointed, but on some narrow things he will just be angry and will not talk to me. I know what will I do after that. I will just make him a coffee and we will be okay. At present, I have a nephew and he is really giving everyone a headache, physically and mentally. I cannot avoid not hitting his hand because sometimes he will push you hard when he is playing. He is hard headed as well and not listening when you are reprimanding him. I love him but when he is moving around and screaming, I really hate him. I sometimes hold his hand tight to tell him that i am angry but he will hit me with something. He do not stop until you are all red and very angry.
Corporal punishment could be effective on some kids but they will surely remember it when they get old. Sometimes, the effect is so bad. I saw a bully at school when I was a student and I learned that he is being like that because he experienced beating from his own parents. What his parents do to him, he does it to other student. If we will do corporal punishment, I just wish we explain everything to our kids, the reason why we did it so that they will feel they are still loved.