My son was hitting his little sister with his blanket and was told not to do it anymore or else I'm gonna take away your blanket and spank you. He did it again and it hit her in her eye. While she was crying, I took away his blanket and tossed it in the trashcan. He started yelling and then tried to hit me. I stopped him from hitting me and then he spit at my face. I smacked him for spitting and spanked him on his butt. Minutes later it became red. I iced it and told his mother about what happened. She threatened to call difice and the police. Is this child abuse? All I did was discipline him so that he does not spit at anyone else.