A request from a listener has brought me to a subject near and dear to my heart. Discipline. NOT beatings, NOT mental cruelty, NOT abuse, but simply a map through life led by an underlying fear of punishment. A slap on the hand, or a swat on the butt, I feel breeds discipline and respect. Call me a caveman all you want. My family (mom and dad) approved of “spare the rod spoil the child.” Right or wrong it demanded respect, courtesy, and discipline.