This was posted with Rachael’s knowledge and agreement
Last week Rachael pulled a behavior she knew we really disagreed with and she knew the punishment for. HOT SAUCE.
When our kids lie to lie to us it’s a very serious thing and we go with s punishment we know won’t hurt them but they hate. We have tried talking, grounding, taking away privileges, this is a stubborn child and punishment for her has be extreme.
Then I was shown this video of a mom who punished her child with with hot sauce and a cold shower.
I’ll say it for you. What a BITCH!
So, stunned that this woman would treat another person, let alone a child, this way, this way I had Rachael watch the video and got her reaction.
Watch her eyes.
It is painful to watch.
The point I wanted to make wasn’t that I’m not a bad mom because I choose a method of punishment that you may may not.
The point I wanted to make was that any punishment if taken past the point of caring for the child can be abuse.
You feel superior because you have never spanked your child, but in truth the words you have used and the way you emotionally manipulated them can have just as harsh an outcome.
You are appalled that I would publicly admit to putting a few drops of Tabasco on a butter knife and then on my child’s tongue, then letting her go drink milk to soothe the burn. Would you rather I knowingly raise someone who will look you look you in the eye and lie yo you without remorse?
I have been hurt by liars. I won’t have them in my house. I will teach my kids there are serious repercussions for not telling the truth but we don’t cross that line into abuse.
Because the most important lesson I teach them is that everything done, fun or punishment, is with love.