"I don't like Kate, but as a mom I think she did the right thing. Unless you spend a day in a mom's shoes, don't judge," said Donna. Added Kelley, "I am shocked that America has stooped this low! The woman was disciplining her child, for crying out loud!"
In fact, 68% of you say "spanking is effective." Only 32% said "spanking is abusive."
Still, citing Kate's alleged temper, some "Extra" Friends say she shouldn't have slapped Leah out of anger. "There's a difference between spanking that gets out of control because of anger, and spanking to discipline & train your child," said Kim. Added Rae, "Those children are victims of her inability to make sound decisions... spanking is due to an inability to control your own emotions."