A twelve year old girl was spanked with a wooden spoon by her mother for neglecting her schoolwork and getting involved in dangerous gang culture. That happened in April 2010. Yesterday, the appeals court ruled that the spanking was not abuse. I think dragging the family through the courts for three and a half years for spanking a stubborn girl is abuse.
- Child Abuse Findings Tossed Out Against South Bay Mom In Wooden Spoon Spanking (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
- Spanking With Wooden Spoon Not Considered Child Abuse, Appellate Court Rules (sacramento.cbslocal.com)