How do any of you discipline your children? I use the time out method. I only resort to spanking when my children do something really bad! I rarely have to spank though. Do you believe spanking as a form of discipline or child abuse. I am wondering with the way kids are raised today that some form of discipline needs to be used to raise kids. I was spanked in my childhood. I believe that those children whose parents discipline them the right way end up being good and respectful.