So sad to see peoples stories, a lot of which are really heartbreaking.
My mum used to hit me with a wooden spoon to hit, and dad would spank us, but that was rare.
The most unpleasant thing was if we swore Mum would force a bar of soap into our mouths to 'wash them out'. I find this really distressing to remember because it was quite unpleasant and seems very odd.
Generally, my parents are better at attacking with words than fists, which can hurt a lot too.