For those that do not know me, I helped raise step-kids and my kids from two wives.
The step-kids were never spanked by me, but their mother did the spanking and talking to.
My kids, each was different and they were disciplined differently.
The oldest got normal spankings.
The second got talking to.
The third got spankings, talking to and whatever else his mother could think of.
The fourth got normal spankings and many talking to.
My mother would use a hickory on us boys and on the grandchildren plus a severe talking to.