"Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die." Proverbs 23:13
I do not know about the die part, but I do believe that children need to be spanked sometimes. I have seen many families now that give time outs, no treats...but it is still not as effective as a spanking. If you spank your child (spank, not beat) when it is fit, they will grow up with healthy fear (respect) and will not act out as much. Children were better behaved years ago when spanking was in practice, Children now are spoiled, willful, do not fear punishment, so they do not see anything wrong in acting out.