A woman in Corpus Christi spanked her child, grandma found out about it and took the kid to the hospital.  Now the woman is on probation and has lost custody of her children.She spanked her 2 year old on the butt with an open hand and it left red marks.  That's when grandma

got involved and took the kid to the hospital.  She also reported the mother to authorities.

This woman lost custody of her kids and will serve 5 years on probation, take parenting classes and follow Child Protective Services guidelines.

Now I don't know about you but I think there should be more spanking these days.  Kids are way out of hand.  I'm not talking about beating your child but I don't think a swat on the booty is going to scar this kid for life.  I also don't think that "time out" always works, maybe with a very young child but not past a certain age.

I know there is child abuse but I think there is a difference is swatting a kid for doing something wrong and beating them.  Every case should be looked at individually and not given a blanket punishment.

Maybe we don't know the whole story, but from what was reported to the media, I think the punishment was a little harsh.  Just my opinion.

What are your thoughts on this subject?