Maximum Age for Spanking
Is it true that the Talmud says you can spank a child up to age 24? I vaguely recall having learned that.
I am asking because we have an 18-year-old son who is heading off the derech. He has lots of problems. It’s a long story.
This is a last resort, be we have tried seeking help from every resource in our community, all to no avail.
The law of the state where we live permits spanking of a child up to age 21. If both civil and Talmud law permit spanking of a child his age, can we do so?