I was reading a post in the spanking section and started to wonder if I could live my life over, and if I could decide what would be best for me when it came to being spanked what would that be? The same as it was? Or would I opt for something different?Thinking about this from my perspective now, not what I thought at the time, I'd say:* I should have been spanked more often, held more accountable. Not a lot more, she was pretty good about making sure I didn't stray too far, but 10 to 20% more spankings would likely have been good for me.* One thing I'd have benefited from more of was the strap. Both on my hands and bottom. Mom really didn't like to use the strap on any of us, she'd had the same strap applied to her palms and bottom growing up and was always reluctant, even apologetic, when she felt it was warranted.* I think the severity was about right. Punishment fit the crime most always and while there were times I might have been over spanked for something there were times I got off too easy. For 90% of the spankings though I'd say mom had hit the mark (pun intended) right on.* Tying the last two together, the strap and severity, although she didn't want to use the strap on me when she did she didn't slack off. She'd tell me she was going to use the strap because she knew how much it hurt and it was that that would teach me the lesson I had to learn. So, it would have to be a 'good strapping' and it always was.There may be other things I'll add as I think more on this. In the meantime I'll send this off to see what others might have to say.