Hot Sauce in a child's mouth as discipline?

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Hot Sauce in a child's mouth as discipline?
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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 1:41pm

This whole story

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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 2:56pm

We all set out to be perfect parents but then life happens.

Divorce, illness, depression, stress, bi-polar disorder, death, single parenting, special needs kids

I once walked in on a friend who was banging on the door to her son's shower screaming something aweful at him.

I just looked at her and

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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 3:08pm
ITA. and i forgot, that boy and his twin were adopted weren't they? from an orphanage to her abuse, how sad..thta segment made my skin crawl. like dr.phil said, that boy is scarred and will need therapy, that woman needs help too.

 

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 3:10pm

Ok that's fine.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 3:34pm
while i agree this program doesn't paint the whole picture i don't think washing a child's mouth out with hot sauce or placing him in a cold shower AS PUNISHMENT is ever right. i don't think she should go to jail either, give her a break, but i do think what she did is more htan just bad parenting.

i watched this story in tears like many mothers in that audience were. this program is an old one, i think it originally aired back in sept or october.

 

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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 3:57pm

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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 5:53pm

I mean that is abuse,

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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 8:27pm

I think her lawyer will plead it down to a lower offense and agree to counseling.

Unfortunatelly - parents are not held to much of a standard.

If it goes to court - the prosecutor would have to prove physical and/or mental abuse.

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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 9:04pm

IN ALASKA

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 9:18pm

Municipal law says "Unreasonable discipline" constitutes child abuse.

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Thu, 02-03-2011 - 8:57am

Yawn! Really! No but I think they probably parent their kids with a little bit of a stiff hand. I think they carry guns and play with their children close to bears. Oh no that just Sarah Palin - I should not generalize.

And yes - I do generalize to say that parents in Alaska parent different than parents in Beverly Hills.

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