What are your thoughts about parents who slap their son's legs and thighs when dressed in short trousers.By the way, my father slapped my legs while I remained in short trousers until I left school at 18. Have you ever had your legs slapped? It is very painful and I always cried like a baby. Daddy would make me stand on a chair and raise the legs of my short trousers in turn and either apply his hand or a leather strap making the backs of my thighs very red and sore. The redness would last for one or two hours after the slapping so others could see that I was punished this way.