(Health and safety issues)
Boxing [[child]]ren's ears is a widespread parenting method in almost all cultures. By some authors of parenting books, it is considered a more acceptable form of corporal punishment than spanking because of its informal and possibly less degrading/humiliating nature.
Other authors argued that boxing the ears is actually much more hurtful and degrading than spanking, and additionally comes with much greater risks of injury (to the eye,
:''"Never slap a child in the face: Nature provided a better place."''
== Boxing the ears in BDSM ==
Boxing the ears is often frowned on in the [[spankophile]] community and is rarely found in [[spanking novel]]s and other works of this genre. However it is popular among some [[BDSM]] practitioners, especially in [[D/s]] relationships.