Really??? I got spanked and "knocked upside the head" quite a bit for being mischievous as a youngster. I was never abused but I got my fair share of licks. While I have never taken an IQ test I did score pretty well on the SAT, scored high enough on the ASVAB to get selected for OCS and I completed my bachelors degree in under 3 yrs from start to finish with a 'B' average. The funny thing is that I think I achieved all that because I was spanked. The wonders of discipline.
*Sorry I didn't mean to sound like I was bragging. I was just trying to prove a point!