I grew up in north Florida, where a spanking was what a kid usually expected when she or he did something wrong. The authority to warm a kid’s behind was frequently exercised by parents, teachers, and even babysitters if need be.
Back when I was 13 I would on occasion look after a set of twins; a boy and a girl. They were six years old at the time and I usually enjoyed staying with them. Their parents were good people, who usually kept them in line by putting them over the knee for brisk warming of their bare bottoms.