Cynthia - posted on 02/07/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
Alaska Woman Charged With Child Abuse...
How is it OKAY to pour hot sauce down your child's throat? HOW? How can this even be considered an acceptable punishment in any way to anyone? I don't care how FRUSTRATED you are with your child's behaviour, this should NEVER be an option, EVER!! The reason why I'm so frustrated with this issue is because Jessica Beagley is not the first one to use this method. I've seen this method given as advice around COM boards and was appalled. This is tantamount to child abuse, no wait, this IS child abuse. I don't know if anyone has actually tried this on themselves but if you don't agree with me go grab a bottle of hot sauce and pour it down your throat and just let it sit there without any water or liquid to put out the fire. Oh and just for good measure, go take an ice cold shower against your will. I want to swear right now but I won't.
There are other ways to discipline your child that does not involve abuse or torture (because that's what I consider the hot sauce method to be). If you feel you're at your wits end than maybe you should take a time out. Ask for help, there's no shame in it. You are not showing weakness by asking, you're showing strength because you recognize you need it.
Ok, rant over now. Sorry, I had to get that off my chest.