My God no! I'm lucky my mu is not a smacker not even on the hand. MIL is although she knows NEVER to try that I my kids, we had a very heated discussion on this when I was pg with DS and I witnised her smacking my SIL child on the hand (who strangely enough hit her back - go figure?) Mind you when I'm with my kids I always remain in control of any discipline that needs to happen ... and honestly I think DH family may be a little scared of me and my ranting :-)