I got spanked by my parents, and I got paddled in school..And I had it coming every time! How did it affect me? Well, it taught me that there's going to be consequences for behaving badly. In hindsight, I actually got away with a lot more meanness than I ever was punished for.. My wife is a retired teacher and she never paddled a kid, she isn't the paddling type..But they weren't allowed to anyhoo, and would have been fired for doing so. They would have probably been sued by parents as well. She had some real horror stories too. Including having a fourth grader threaten to bring a gun to school and shoot her, the kid's mom was a total PITA for both her and the school as well..Yeah, a glaring example of the end result of being raised with no consequences for bad behaviour..And bad parenting!