Very Few Times
I was hit very few times by my father. He always told the tale of me running up to the pulpit in church and having to take me out and hit me when I was four and after I looked up at him with tearful eyes, he couldn't bring himself to ever hit me.
It happened three more times when i was 12-13 and due to the cheek of me, was very much deserved
My mother was more the hitter with wooden spoons, wet dishclothes across the leg and the palm of the hand across the cheek