The first child I ever spanked was a seven-year-old boy I babysat. David was a lovely kid and Carole, his single mother, really looked after him well. He was generally very well-behaved and the first time I sat him, I found out one of the reasons why.
I was 14 years old at the time, though mature for my age, as most girls are compared with boys. Carole knew my parents slightly and when she got stuck for a babysitter, they suggested that I might want to do it. I loved children and had ambitions to be a teacher, so I readily fell in with the plan to earn a little extra pocket money.