Corporal punishment has no demonstrable positive effects. In the short-term, the child might be fearful or obedient, but in the long-term, there is no consistent improvement in behavior.
I am firm believer that we are never done developing, and I hope that the nurturing from my three moms and their SSNRs will continue to be the beacon for me going forward.
To say that parents or other caregivers are spoiling children when they are nurturing children is to ignore basic needs and conflate some behaviors as being spoiled.
The intrinsic problem with equating discipline with punishment is a misunderstanding of the meaning of discipline. The word discipline comes from a root word meaning to teach or instruct.
We should be looking for salves (anything that soothes or relieves) in our interactions with our children.