I wanted to know if corporal punishment ever works for any of your difficult children? I do believe in "spare the rod, spoil the child", but stopped about 7 years ago due to the fact all I was doing was making him ANGRY. Well, I was told to just give him an old fashioned wood shed whipping and he will straighten out. I've heard it before, but wonder how everyone else feels about corporal punishment. I'm not thinking about taking it up - geez he is 15 now - but has anyone else had the same sort of reaction from their difficult child's as I have? I spanked easy child/difficult child 1 & 3 and they learned their lesson - but never worked with difficult child 2 - is it the disorders?