Spanking parents often hide their discipline preference, even from close family members. As a boy I heard my parents talking about a friend of theirs who admitted to telling fibs to her own mother, an anti-spank zealot.
Many of my spanking scenes are based on actual events or related tails from my boyhood.
They're supposed to be private, I know some people think humiliation is some key factor in the discipline process but in reality it tends to be more unnecessarily cruel. The child understands the did something wrong (make sure to explain it to them and they do), then they are punished for it and then the get the chance for a clean slate and reassurance that you still care about them. Adding anything else to this process of that particularly "mean" nature can be damaging. I wasn't even allowed to be present when my brothers were punished, because there wasn't an need for witnesses
Some parents and step parents believe that spanking is only part of the punishment. As a boy, one of my best friends was made to wear silk underpants, I'd never seen Jockey style panties made of fine silk before. Interlock cotton was all I ever saw in the 1960s.
I have a drawing of him and his step dad somewhere in my gallery, with the full story.
Some parents use full on petticoat punishment as a deterrent to bad behaviour, with or without spanking.
Some parents spank in private, in the kid's bedroom. Some spank in the living room, kitchen, or bathroom. One of my 1970s girlfriends said her father would spank her OTK on the stairs... with her knickers down. She added that the stairs faced the front door and that she was in full view of anyone who entered from the street... Also from people walking in the street while the door was open... This person was not in the habit of telling lies. Also she related this in a matter of fact voice, as if spanking was the most natural thing in the world...
For our generation it was... Nobody made a big fuss about it back in the day... Now, every blessed thing is a big deal and worthy of a Royal commission.
Public displays weren't much common for us growing up, but I happened by a few things. I used to attend this daycare a lady ran out of her house and every once in a while, her son would be a brat and she'd drag him off to the upstairs bathroom to sort out. Never heard or saw anything, but you could figure it out.