The punishment for being saucy, telling a lie, swearing, just being really bad and nasty child is vinegar or Hot sauce. My son & daughter-in-law give their children a small drop of vinegar or hot sauce, as a last resort for punishment. I struggle with this. How do others feel about it?
sort by best latest
I do not agree with this. I struggle with it but it seems to work by just using the threat. I was never a parent who used physical abuse as a form of punishment. My sons sat on a stool in the corner.
Even rudimentary psychology disparages the use of negative reinforcement to promote good behavior. Try talking to your kids and helping them improve as people by giving them respect. You'd be surprised how many issues are resolved by the golden rule.
Wished I had seen this on Dr Phil. I do not agree with it. Inever physically punished my sons. They had corner time outs.
I bet the people who do this are the same people who rub animal's faces in their own excrement. Just the thought of these abject wastes of space disgusts me. I am embarrassed to even be a part of the same species.
I agree. I posted this question because I had never heard of it being done before. My son struggles but my daughter - in-law has no problem giving vinegar to my 4 yr old granddaughter and she's a professional theapist.
The thing that really bothered me is that the little boy this happened to is only a four years old. He had this done to him for saying a curse word. He was pinned down on the floor and had a syringe of vinegar forced into his mouth while crying.
Sounds just like what hppens to my granddaughter, somewhere in therapist country this has had to have been suggested. As I read the answers to my question the more upset I become. I have decided to tell my daughter-in-law I do not approved pls stop.
You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.
I totally agree but how does one tell her daughter-in-law she has a parenting problem. I would never do this.
No offense nanadolls, but ask yourself who sits back and doesn't say anything? While it may be easier to ignore the problem you need to find a way to address the issue. Even if it is not simple or makes her angry.
it's not about you and her, it's about those poor kids. we have to stand up for kids and one way to do it is by letting anyone know that what they are doing is wrong.