in asian cultures, caning children as a form of punishment and to instil discipline in them is common. my mom used to cane when i was young. the type of rotan she used was a long bamboo stick kind. this type of rotan will leave marks & scars on your skin for days! my mom told me i was very well-behaved until i was 3 years old. that was when she started caning me.
i bought a cane to discipline my girl too. but not the bamboo type, i saw this cane called "big hand" at one of the kiddie store near my house. it cost me RM9.90 for 1 big hand! apparently this type of cane will not leave visible scars but just some redness on your skin.
i showed it to ziyi the minute i entered the house and boy, was she afraid of it! she kept avoiding me and ran to her grandfather! hahahhaaaaa....so funny.
i hope i won't need to use it on her but just to threaten her whenever she's up to some mischieve behaviour and not listening to me.