Laura - posted on 03/28/2010 ( 312 moms have responded )
I've been getting much feedback from my response to a mother who has a 3yr old son who is out of control at times and the mom was at her wits end with what to do about it.
Many people responded to her plea for help, including me. This morning a received an email from a mother who had a government agency at her doorstep for using soap when her own child used fowl language. I have two VERY big issues with this.
First, when did soap in the mouth become abuse. Yes, it tastes bad but soap is not the first place a parent goes when dealing with foul language. It is usually the LAST resort threat to an ongoing list of behavior changes (parents often don't realize how much THEY swear until their child reaches parrot age).
Second, WTF does a government child protection agency think is ILLEGAL about soap in the mouth! I challenge this ALL THE WAY! We have a job as parents to RAISE OUR CHILDREN! No one said that was easy. WE have to fight against a society that teaches children to DISrespect authority, their bodies, and their friends.
I am appalled that there are people out there using government power to push their views on others ( I bet the person who sent people to this woman's house didn't like soap in her mouth when she/he was a child). If agencies want to pursue God fearing parents who want to raise their children to be productive members of society and not parents who don't care what their children do then the system will collapse. Until these government agencies PAY to RAISE my child they can butt out! If I have to fight in court I will.
It's about time ALL parents band together and stand up to abusive government agencies! It is because of them that we have an entire group of moms pulling their hair out because they don't know what to do with their unruly children. I feel for this woman because she now lives in FEAR when having to handle discipline issues and correcting bad behavior!
We as circle of moms should ban together whenever we hear of such abuses! We are not just moms, we are lawyers, doctors, social workers, etc. Let us all support and protect each other when it's needed!