So I was reading an article similar to this one: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/spanking-kids-leads-adult-mental-illnesses/story?id=16695697 and it got me to thinking. I could say "hell I'm fine"...as I got my butt whooped a lot...Man I was whooped. However, my experience probably is different from many people. So how does everyone feel about this? I'm watching my two older sisters raise thier children, we all were raised with the same parents and all got spanked when we got out of line (I probably got it harder because I was the boy). One of them doesn't believe in spanking her children, while the other one does believe in spanking her child. So do you feel that spanking causes mental illness later in life? Were you spanked as a child? What are your thoughts on the matter?