Your stepson Travis is 13 years old. You've been his stepfather since he was almost 11 years old. Travis is a smart kid and very rarely gets into any trouble. His grades are really good and his manners are usually good.
When you got married your spouse had always punished Travis by grounding him. He didn't require punishment very much at all. It seemed to be serving him well you the two of your decided to continue the groundings.
Today Travis go into big trouble. A group of friends including Travis have been going into this abandoned house, using it as a makeshift club house. All of the boys have been warned to stay away from this particular house and when the police brought the boys home to their parents is did not make a happy scene.
Your spouse decided to ground Travis for two weeks. When he's grounded he loses all of his electronics except for ones needed for homework. Needless to say the boy is not happy. You tell him he's lucky because if you'd pulled that stunt when you were his age your father would have tanned your hide.
The other boys that were caught with Travis all got lickings from their fathers and are not grounded. Travis has heard stories from you about spankings you'd gotten. (In face you still have the actual wood paddle your dad used on you when you were 12) He convinces your spouse that you should be in charge of his punishments from now on and he wants you to trade the grounding for a spanking.
What do you do? If you spank him how will you do it. (remember he is a soft modern boy who's never been spanked)