Only for serious offenses. Normal offenses are dealt with by time outs and loss of fun.
For real crimes- ie, stealing, vandalizing, bullying other kids, being cruel to others on purpose, and so on, the rule
is-one lick for every year of age, bare bottom, lying on the tummy, willow switch or wiffle ball bat.
Depending on the level on contrition and repentence,
there will be grounding or a second spanking after the bottom is healed completely from the first.
I do not consider this abuse, because my stepfather would whip me with a whip.