Why the kitchen a favorite place to spank wives and daughters? Originally, I thought it might be because it was the only place in the house guaranteed to have a little extra floor space and an armless chair. Yet, I've done it a few times even though we have an upholstered armless chair in our bedroom. Sometimes, for reasons I can't fully explain, it just seems to be the proper place. I've also known three mothers to chose for the kitchen disciplining their teenage daughters. The mother of a high school girlfriend did it in their kitchen even though she used a hairbrush. Another said it was where she could always find a wooden spoon. The third preferred it because her kitchen bar was just the right height for her daughter to present her bottom when she was punished with a belt.