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  • oh yeah. that sounds like fun. =)
  • depends on the curse, if he said like shit, then tell him its a bad word, but he uses bigger words ike the f word then yes, and use soap, some people acually like to drink hot sauce, its weird. and another thing, if he still sais it, then wat my parents did was to use em both, and longer. never said another curse till i was like 13-14 and only wen i was wit my friends
  • Yes, I do. My parents did it to my siblings and me. My husband's parents did it to him and his brother. We did it to our daughter. It worked well for all of us.
  • No, I wouldn't. My children are better behaved than that because I have taught them the importance of good behavior and why we need it. I also have their utter trust, so they listen to me with very little fuss. But I had to earn that trust and work to keep it.
  • No, I would not do that. Children should be taught by example from their parents. I have always told my children very clearly that if they hear any word at school or from their friends that they don't know what it means to come and ask me and I will tell them what it means and if it is an appropriate word.
  • No, I wouldn't. That's my opinion only.
  • I hot sauce my daughter for back talk only.
  • I have not done that yet. He is twenty seven so........
  • My mom did this to me- it WORKED! She used Caress bar soap lol. As I child, I had to learn more creative ways to express my frustrations. Rather than saying 'F*** you' I learned to replace the profanity with more articulate expression.
  • Why not? My parents did it to me when I was a kid, and I really don't think there is anything wrong with it. It teaches the lesson.
  • When I was in grade one, I overheard some older kids swearing. I thought I'd be tough and call a girl a f***, then went home and bragged about it. My mom dragged me to the bathroom and practically shoved a bar of soap right down my throat. I'm nineteen and haven't sworn since. Yeah, I'd say it works.
  • The soap operation: OK ....but the hot sauce one is too much, a little too harsh for a child.
  • No way just punish them in the normal way and tell them whatthey said is a bad word , they must have heard it from somewhere, make sure you keep them away from the source. They are only being kids and copying what some grown up has done
  • Those methods do not work. My parents used to put tabasco on my tongue when I was a child and I said naughty words. I learned not to do it around my parents but to do it whenever they were out of earshot. I hate spicy food to this day, but I have a hell of a mouth on me.
  • No. It accomplishes nothing unless your goal is to either make the kid resent you OR you wish to condone the use of violence in order to make others comply with your/their view of right and wrong. If you think I'm soft because of that then I will resort to your measures and beat you severely for disagreeing with me.
  • Never. teaching a child what the words are and why they shouldnt use them is far better than shoving poison in their mouths. Who knows what chemicals and stuff are soaps. My mother used this method, didn't work, I would continue to swear right in front of her on purpose for doing that, plus it used to make me very sick. All children hear others around them use these words and so they do as well, forbidden fruit is always the sweetest. I told my son what the words meant and that they offended some people so were not to be used in public. I allowed him to say them in his room anytime he liked as it was his room. As soon as he was allowed to say them,, he didnt bother, it lost its appeal.
  • No would you swallow the stuff under the sink? What does it accomplish? Then they go behind your back and call you a son of a bit*h anyway, so i think the only thing a parent gets out of that is getting off on there control trip? so no i do not agree, no way in hell i would do that to my child soap is a form of poison, its just gonna give them a stomach ache then who are they going to cry to me DADDY DADDY MY STOMACH HURTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BOO HOO HOO HOO
  • no, i would not do that.
  • I recommend sitting down and talking to them......
  • No, that is too old fashioned and I don't think it worked, anyway. The soap will only give them dissentery and they won't understand what it was all about, anyway. Best to give them a talk about appropriate and inapproptiate language. I know it is difficult today...with the language that is heard on TV and in the movies. That is the biggest problem. Young kids don't know what inappropriate is anymore. This is where parents need to be more educators than "disciplinarians". The kids just don't know.
  • I don't have a problem with it I just don't think it's very effective. Ignore them and the words lose their fun
  • soap yes... hot sauce, no. A: that can be genuinely painful and damaging. B: my son at 2 years old likes salsa at my limit, in a few years his threshold will far excede mine. I had a friend who drank tobasco because he liked the taste, I sent him home from school early with a teaspoon of daves insanity sause.
  • I've never seen it work. I just nipped it in the butt the first time. If my son says a dirty word he does not get punished for it the first time. I tell him that it's ugly and people don't want to hear it. He's never said the same curse word twice, and at this point I don't think he ever will.
  • Well just so you know that putting any substance in your childs mouth to punish them is a very unproductive, oh and more importantly that it is illegal to do so. Scolding would but a better way or use other froms of punishing them. Add chores to their work list.
  • Oh, dear, I'm afraid I did that with my children 40 years ago. Now it would be the "naughty rug" for miniutes commenserate with the child's age.
  • absolutely not. children who are treated like that grow up to do horrible things.
  • No! That is abuse. My children never swore when they were young because they knew it was unacceptable. One daughter tries it now (as an adult in our house) and I still tell her to stop it. (And she does).
  • personally no i would not, why cant you just tell the kids not to swear? my daughter swore once, i asked her what she had just said but she refused to say it again, she knows it is wrong and will not swear any more, i didnt have to use soap, horrid sauces, threats, or smacks she just knew that it would not be tolerated!
  • Ok,well the hot sauce is cruel yet beneficial what if parasites despise the hot stuff? Soap will give them diarrea,I suggest buying a water pick,daily flossing,Mouthwash etc...Especially brushing of the tongue and gums.At age 31 I wear partials,acid reflux from over the road driving contributed in the destruction of my enamel.Obviously we all know this.Some people however do not even realiiiiiiiiiiiize that water intensifies the burning when eating a hot sauce,chili pepper etc...Sour cream will take the burn away ,what an awesome release of endorphins,and got to love the stinging lips and water eyes.Not a punishment at all rather a good intro to cultural foods.Some people wonder why they get so sick eating in other countries perhaps it's the lack of the hot sauces and peppers which happen to be very high in vitamin C.Not to mention the natural high they get from the brain chemicals responding to the spicy stuff.This brings the most important lesson to teach them,You know you got to keep it clean,imagine the microscopic paper cuts you get from generic toilet paper.If you have that prob make sure you wet it down before using it,or you can keep it in the fridge.Be safe eating spicy foods and peppers folks don't be the one shitting fire.
  • Well it worked for me. When my son was 6 years old he said Fu*k. When he saw how surprised i was and then yelled at him, he thought it was funny and kept saying it. So out came the bar of soap and yeah i shoved it in his mouth. He is now 19 years old and to this day he doesn't swear around me.
  • thats not abuse first off. kids hear that stuffand use it cus its new or somethign they know they shouldnt say so it seems like exciting. when iw as a kid my mom made me lick a bar of soap when i said anythign bad. i think its acceptable and a very effective way to deal with it. hot sauce i dont htink i personally would ever use. it would more so annoy the child and they would geta taste for it. its food. soap they know what it is and begin to know wat it means. make sense?
  • whatever happened to a good ol fashoned beating.have the kid pick a limb from the tree in your backyard. i tellyou they wont say anythign bad again
  • I don't have kids yet, but if/when I do, I don't think I'll do that. My mother did that to me when I was a kid, and took it way too far. It's very traumatic, and it does nothing. I still swore and disagreed with her opinion.
  • No way. Parents strive to get their kids to talk to them yet they resort to things like 'washing their mouth out with soap' and spanking to name a few. The reality is that your kids are going to say whatever they want to say when parents are not around. For the younger child, explain to them that this is a bad word and adults will think they are bad people for using these words. Most kids want adult approval and this often will solve the problem and is a truthful and meaningful discussion. A timeout or loss of a privledge can work on children who have little self-respect. For older kids, again they are going to use this language until they mature (and sometimes even after). Explain to your child that you understand that around their friends they may feel cool using this language, but you view it as disrespectful when they use this language around you. You may also want to explain that using this language around or directed towards adults is a lack of respect. Assuming your child is given respect at home, ask that your child respect your wishes and not use this language in your home or while you are around. If your child has not been given respect growing up, you will have a hard time asking for it in return. Soap and spanking can not replace a little respect and love.
  • My parents used to make me and my brothers put soap in our mouths when we were kids when we cussed. It never solved anything. I dont support either. Thats primary-punishment. Instead you should talk to the child and let the child know that the words are hurt-ful and bad and possibly used secondary punishment: ground the child or call off the weekend activity.
  • i was punished like that for cursing i dont think it helped me any...i still curse routinely...it may have served as a deterrance at the time though i was only 6. i just learned that if they are within ear shot to censor my convo lol
  • Nope. Not my style.
  • No. I do not know the exact nature of the chemicals contained in the soap or whether or not my child might be allergic to them. A simple allergy that may not have been triggered by skin contact or caused only a minor unnoticed reaction could be fatal when ingested. I don't really see the point in using hot sauce. Some might like it while others might develop a lifelong hatred of it, but I still think it would be no more effective than whatever your normal form of discipline is so why do it?
  • My mother did when I used it toward her when I was younger and I tell you I didn't do that again! So I am kind of for it.
  • The bible says do not judge Unfortunately some children do, and if they decide you was right Lucky for you, a lot depends on the child; But remember once you have done it you can’t take it back.
  • No, I wouldn't want to have soap or hot sauce in my mouth nor in my kids mouth. I think there are more effective ways to discipline a child than torture him/her like this. My parents use to take away my favorite toy or ground me, it worked for me

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