A girl friend and I were chatting this week about our kids saying bad words. She has three boys, and washed out their mouths with soap recently. I remember as a kid, I once had hot sauce put on my tongue for cursing at my mother.
Well one couple went too far: http://www.clickorlando.com/news/21271665/detail.html, when they forced an 8-year old to CHEW soap have using an obscene word! Yikes; the girl then had an allergic reaction and the child is now in DCF custodity.
So this has me thinking...What is proper punishment today for using bad words? Is soap or hot sauce okay? It seems that society (and even government) no longer allows us to "spank" our children. "Time out" doesn't work for my kids. I am curious to know your thoughts!