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Cast Your Vote:

    • Yes, its wrong and should be considered abuse. -- Votes: 45
    • No, I don't see how it is abusive in the context described. -- Votes: 14
    • I don't feel strongly either way. -- Votes: 15
gone I declare a Time War 1 child; Ohio 1591 posts
10th May '13

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hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
10th May '13

I smeared some mustard on my sons tongue when he was about 4 for calling me a c**t. He never did it again.
It's not something I'd do a lot, that's the one and only time I did it. I'm not putting up with that language from a 4 year old.
And no I don't think it's 'ok' but its not abuse and I knew it wouldn't kill him. I dont think its enough grounds to get child services Involved either.

babycakes! 18 kids; Orem, Utah 1939 posts
10th May '13

My step siblings had this done to them when they were little.... there step mom(not my parents, their bio-dad's wife) had given my sister hotsauce, if she wouldnt eat her food...at under 2yrs old...that i seem kinda eff'd up...but i guess it depends on the age of them...i wouldnt ever do it...but i could understand if someone did...my 2.5year old understands which words are bad words...

[Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker] ; 18 kids; noneya, TN, United States 3245 posts
10th May '13

I don't think the type of hot sauce matters much...everyone has a different tolerance level for hot things, and for a little kid who doesnt typically eat things like that its probably super f**king hot. I think its extremely fucked up...I'm not sure about abuse.

Tig Ol' Bitties 2 kids; St Catharines, Ontario 3272 posts
status 10th May '13

Physical punishment is never okay.



If your kid is swearing you should probably watch your own mouth better or keep a better eye on the TV that they watch or peers that they see.

user banned Due November 3; 2 kids; Massachusetts 3782 posts
10th May '13

Tobasco burns the shit outta my mouth and I'm 23 I wouldn't ever put it on my 3 year olds tongue.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 119097 posts
status 10th May '13

I dont see how its beneficial. It doesnt seem like a suitable punishment for anything, IMO.



Also, what if your kid is a freak and loves hot things :shock:

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13923 posts
10th May '13

Idk.. the thought of possibly holding my kid down to force her mouth open (god knows she wouldn't do it willingly) sounds terrible and so mean to me.



I often got soap in my mouth as a kid, they even did it in daycare. I don't feel abused at all from it, but some people are more sensitive than others.

momster jenny 1 child; Arkansas 6718 posts
10th May '13

Uhhhh totally abuse

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49462 posts
10th May '13
Quoting Just Ames:" I think all forms listed in the OP are cruel and can be viewed as abusive. Whatever happened to time out? Sending kid to his room? Taking privileges away? I mean, really :?"

Definitely this!

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
10th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tig Ol' Bitties:</b>" Physical punishment is never okay. If your kid is swearing you should probably watch your own mouth better or keep a better eye on the TV that they watch or peers that they see."</blockquote>




Not making excuses or saying that I'm perfect. But I don't say c**t. I don't know where my son heard it, I'm assuming my brother or his father. I can't control what comes out of other people's mouths only my own

Bri + 1.5 <3 Due October 20 (girl); 1 child; Florida 4350 posts
10th May '13

My dad tried that with my brother. Now he loooves hot sauce or anything spicy really. He used to get the tiny tabasco sauce bottles out of the MRE meals that were given out after Hurricane Ivan & drink them. He was only 5 or 6 at the time, so I never really took it as a cruel punishment. I would never do anything like that to my child though.

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
10th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" I think all forms listed in the OP are cruel and can be viewed as abusive. Whatever happened to time out? Sending kid to his room? Taking privileges away? I mean, really :?"</blockquote>




But you called be abusive & neglectful for sending my 4yo to his room. Isn't a child being LOCKED in there room abuse according to you?? I mean you did call me Mommy Dearest for it correct?

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
10th May '13

I don't agree with it and would choose something else to do. My fad Wouk make me eat soap and it made me puke blood. A couple drops of hot sauce would have been better. But unless its like crazy hot sauce than that's pushin it. A little tobacco wouldn't hurt that bad. :/ idk though its kinda borderline

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
10th May '13

My son would live to be in his room all day and play with toys. He has a tv in there too and Xbox. That will be a dream for him *shrug*