A woman spanked her children after she says she caught them stealing and her subsequent arrest has touched off a firestorm about spanking, discipline, parental rights and abuse. The question is — how much is too much? The single mother of six apparently found out that three of her kids (boys ages 10-13) broke into a neighbor’s house and stole property.

After spanking the kids with a belt, she was taken to jail and her other children removed from her home. Schaquana Evita Spears was quick to justify her actions on a local TV station. “Everything I do is for my kids, and because I didn’t want them to commit another crime,” She also added, she could not “live” without her children. READ MORE