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And I agree with Consious soul about the soap thing, I feel the same about using pepper and hot sauce as well. My adopted parents used to use soap til I threw up so I learned to bite her.
Okay, so we know that "soap" is out, and so is "pepper and hot sauce". What do you experts think about say, giving a child something like liver,a food, which is something you know they hate if they swore????? I've been looking at every bar of soap I can find, and I have yet to find the skull and cross bones symbol which defines "posion". So, I'm just wondering.
Posted: 11/10/2011 6:25:18 AM
|LOL I used to use green bean baby food, sadly my kid got a phobia and couldn't eat them again until he was about 14|
Soap is not poisonous but it will give ya the squirts
Posted: 11/10/2011 10:49:38 AM
|I found that by forbidding something only made it more tempting. My kids know what words are or aren't appropriate in our house...they can swear along with a song as long as music is playing ( my son decided that singing' I am not a whore' by LMFAO was funny) and they are allowed a limited selection of cuss words as long as they are used in context :)|
The F bomb is not one of their words, and when my daughter started spouting it, I gave her a time out everytime she said it. She sat on the stairs for about a week before she stopped
Posted: 11/10/2011 12:25:46 PM
|I started making him sit in our big green chair, he hates to sit for more than a minute. So that seems to work at least for now.|
Posted: 11/10/2011 2:38:14 PM
Soap is not poisonous but it will give ya the squirts
Soap bars contains many chemicals, including formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, perfume and dyes, etc. Some soap bars are also anti-bacterial. In addition, a 2 years old system is fragile. In Florida, a mother was arrested for child abuse when she had to come to the emergency because her child was vomiting for using soap in her mouth.
The Health Effects of Soap In The Mouth. Many bar soaps, liquid soaps, and detergents contain ingredients that can be harmful to kids. In addition to being emotionally humiliating, putting soap in a kid's mouth can also cause health effects like vomiting, diarrhea, and other digestive problems. It also has been known to cause severe respiratory effects in some cases. If there is any doubt about the ill effects of using soap in your kids' mouths, simply read the label and see for yourself all of the negative effects of ingesting soap.
The Legal Ramifications Of Using Soap As Punishment.
In addition to the negative health effects of ingesting soap, putting soap in kids' mouths as punishment for bad words can also result in legal proceedings. Since putting soap in kids' mouths has the potential to harm your child, in some parts of the country this method of punishment has been found to be abusive and illegal. Most recently, in 2009, a Florida mother was arrested after her child reacted to soap in her mouth with severe vomiting that resulted in hospitalization. The mother is now facing up to ten years in prison.
Posted: 11/14/2011 9:26:54 AM
|i used to nanny for a family who was from the uk and they eat this stuff called marmite which smells and tastes disgusting but its actually food and very good for you. lol try that.|
Posted: 12/21/2011 6:46:43 AM
|Hey - don't knock marmite :-)|
Posted: 12/21/2011 7:45:58 AM
|Go OLD SCHOOL....|
spank his ass or wash his mouth out with soap
Posted: 12/21/2011 8:32:15 AM
|LOL, no disrespect, OP, but your post reminded me of something that happened with my youngest son ( He is almost 15). If there was anything my son loved to do when we were visiting was follow my father around the house. One day, he was sitting on the floor playing with his toys, while my dad was having his coffee. I guess he couldn't get his toy to do what he wanted it to, and he says "Shit!" really loud. He was 2 at the time. My dad looks up and straight at me, and all I had was this expression on my face like I was a deer in headlights. He got it from me. lol. It happened that I got hurt doing something in the house, and yelled "Shit!" when I thought he was napping. I knew he heard me when he calls me to the bedroom, and when I walk in, there he was with the sleep still in his eyes and singing "Shit, shit, shit". Lol.|
Anyhoo, it will be a while before he gets tired of dropping the F bomb in public, and something else gets his attention. If there is one thing I learned, that to watch what you say around children and to make sure you call someone else's attention when they are talking like this because there are babies in the room.
Posted: 12/21/2011 11:54:01 AM
|Reading this reminded me of an incident from my childhood. My step-monster had taken us all out shopping at a place called Clarkins. My youngest brother asked about getting a toy. My step-mother rudely told him no... My youngest brother in a clear, loud voice asked, "Why are you such a **** (rhymes with witch)?" The whole store stopped for a second. Cash registers stopped ringing, people stopped talking, every eye was upon us. Then she slapped him and everything went back to normal.|
I don't know how old he was but he was in the shopping cart basket still.
Posted: 12/30/2011 10:50:49 PM
|Best thing that worked for me when my kids got older was to find whatever my child had that was most important to them at the time and put it on the highest shelf in the house. I told them, "you can get your toy back when you appologize and understand that is not a word that you should use." |
If they used the word again, another toy went on the shelf.
At two though, its so hard to explain to a child what is wrong with using a word. Here we as parents encourage them to speak but you have to remember a 2 year old has no idea what the word actually means. They have no idea why it is a "bad word". Its a word just like any other.
My 4 year old daughter droped a glass of milk with a lid one day right in front of me in the kitchen while i was cooking and swung her arm in front of her, stomped her foot and blurted out a very opinionated "mother focker"!!
I couldnt help but hit the floor laughing and begging her to do it again cuz it really was honestly hillarious how she blurted it out. Mostly because she had seen me on numerous occassions blurt it out after I hit myself with a hammer or what not at work.
You just have to remember that its a 2 year old kid. My nephew used to run around saying "go fish" all the time even though it sounded like he was saying "oh sh*t".
just be patient, and try to show her that words are just words. encourage her to say words like fudge or fooey.
Posted: 1/1/2012 8:17:11 PM
|I know this is an old thread but I found that giving them a new challenging word seems to work well. Try aluminum or linoleum, if that doesn't work trick them by making up a new word and use it as if it was the most interesting and shocking word ever. Use that word if you drop something or just in a sentence with a lot of feeling,you would be amazed at how quickly it becomes the new word of choice.|