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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-14-09 01:48 PM
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33. This part about Blair was at the first link. I never heard of such stuff as this.
"Lisa Whelchel was a Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer, played the role "Blair" in the television program "Facts of Life," is a home-school mom, is an Evangelical Christian, is a motivational speaker, and the author of the book: "Creative Correction: Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline." 2 She said that "For lying or other offenses of the tongue, I 'spank' my kids' tongues. I put a tiny drop of hot sauce on the end of my finger and dab it onto my child's tongue. It stings for a while, but it abates. It's the memory that lingers!" 1 She feels that the practice worked for her children when other disciplinary actions failed. Appearing on ABC News' Good Morning America, she said: "It does sting and the memory stays with them so that the next time they may actually have some self-control and stop before they lie or bite or something like that....I prefer my child receive a small amount of pain from my hand of love than to encounter a lot more pain in life....It's a logical consequence. If you cause somebody pain, either by the words you say by lying and not being a trustworthy person or by biting, this is a logical consequence. It's your mouth that's the offender." Whelchel restricted the punishment on her own children between the pre-school age to their 10th birthday. In an interview with the Washington Post, she said: "A correction has to hurt a little. An effective deterrent has to touch the child in some way. I don't think Tabasco is such a bad thing.... drawing a line to protect the child and if they cross that line, there will be pain." Whelchel said she believes that disciplinary methods should be left up to parents. They know their child best, are devoted to the child's well-being, and can administer punishment with love. She mentions that hot saucing can be overdone. "If there's a mom who shakes the bottle on the kid's tongue, that mom probably does deserve to have someone poking into her business. But I think most moms are caring and intuitive. You can't throw out a bunch of good stuff because of the exceptions." 1 She quotes: Proverbs 10:31: "The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the forward (perverse) tongue shall be cut out." 6
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  -Naive me. Hot sauce in mouth acceptable punishment among some fundamentalists. madfloridian  Oct-14-09 01:01 AM   #0 
  - Haven't they heard about washing their mouths out with soap?  timeforpeace   Oct-14-09 01:04 AM   #1 
  - Doesn't inflict a painful enough punishment...  depakid   Oct-14-09 02:52 AM   #24 
  - aw c'mon!  DontTreadOnMe   Oct-14-09 01:07 AM   #2 
  - Do these good Christians know they're using homeopathic magic  EFerrari   Oct-14-09 01:11 AM   #3 
  - Oh.My.God.  AllyCat   Oct-14-09 01:11 AM   #4 
  - My mom used to wash out my mouth with soap when I was a child.  CaliforniaPeggy   Oct-14-09 01:15 AM   #5 
  - +1 and, I drink Tabasco sauce like milk.  OffWithTheirHeads   Oct-14-09 01:32 AM   #9 
  - But...didn't Jesus say  MineralMan   Oct-14-09 08:01 AM   #27 
     - I think he really said, " Shut them brats up - beat their nasty ass." That's the  old mark   Oct-17-09 05:13 AM   #45 
  - My mom did too, and scraped the soap against my teeth.  Ineeda   Oct-14-09 05:47 AM   #26 
  - I think I know where James Dobson would really like to shove that bottle of hot sauce.  lutherj   Oct-14-09 01:16 AM   #6 
  - You know this is not just done in the US  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-14-09 01:17 AM   #7 
  - And parents should be forewarned.....  DeSwiss   Oct-14-09 01:28 AM   #8 
  - there are some hot sauces that can be pretty dangerous  notadmblnd   Oct-14-09 01:33 AM   #10 
  - Good though, huh.  OffWithTheirHeads   Oct-14-09 01:41 AM   #12 
     - Given I started eating hot sauce adn biting serranos by  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-14-09 01:46 AM   #15 
        - The warning on my bottle of Blair's Ultra Death  notadmblnd   Oct-14-09 04:54 PM   #36 
  - All shit like this teaches kids is that adults are sadists  Chulanowa   Oct-14-09 01:35 AM   #11 
  - That's all this stuff taught me..........  PDJane   Oct-14-09 01:41 AM   #13 
  - Yup!  OffWithTheirHeads   Oct-14-09 01:43 AM   #14 
  - +1 - it's a good way to turn kids into authoritarian bullying assholes  WildEyedLiberal   Oct-14-09 01:56 PM   #35 
  - More of the good old try to control your child through pain and torture  mrcheerful   Oct-14-09 01:54 AM   #16 
  - In Florida, no eating soap either.  flvegan   Oct-14-09 02:01 AM   #17 
  - Wouldn't it be better to educate people than throw them in jail  Jeep789   Oct-14-09 02:44 AM   #21 
  - Hell, why not douse their eyes with Tabasco?  trusty elf   Oct-14-09 02:09 AM   #18 
  - The first time I heard of this stupidity was from that woman who  Liquorice   Oct-14-09 02:10 AM   #19 
  - This part about Blair was at the first link. I never heard of such stuff as this.  madfloridian   Oct-14-09 01:48 PM   #33 
  - If I can get some chicken wings with it then sign me right up.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Oct-14-09 02:17 AM   #20 
  - As a teacher, I am a mandatory abuse reporter.  harry_pothead   Oct-14-09 02:47 AM   #22 
  - In Arizona, teachers are still allowed to hit students.  armyowalgreens   Oct-14-09 02:48 AM   #23 
  - This will create many with eating disorders.  Gman2   Oct-14-09 05:00 AM   #25 
  - When watching The Passion of the Christ stops doing it for you. n/t  Orsino   Oct-14-09 08:13 AM   #28 
  - A daycare used this method??? I worked in daycare for two years and we could not  Jennicut   Oct-14-09 08:30 AM   #29 
  - If you kids don't stop fighting we're going out for wings!  JVS   Oct-14-09 08:34 AM   #30 
  - Declared legal in Sarasota in 2004. This stuff stuns me.  madfloridian   Oct-14-09 11:13 AM   #31 
  - Drinking hot sauce is far worse than putting it on the child's tongue.  madfloridian   Oct-16-09 11:08 PM   #38 
  - " 'Hot saucing,' or 'hot tongue,' has roots in Southern culture..."  dysfunctional press   Oct-14-09 11:18 AM   #32 
  - That does not surprise me one bit.  madfloridian   Oct-16-09 11:39 PM   #42 
  - I'll make a deal with you  MajorChode   Oct-17-09 05:54 AM   #46 
  - assholes.  Mari333   Oct-14-09 01:51 PM   #34 
  - Some public school principals, too  KamaAina   Oct-14-09 05:07 PM   #37 
  - "...cause significant burns and damage to developing tissues in the mouth, esophagus"  Contrary1   Oct-16-09 11:18 PM   #39 
  - I got hot saused, spanked, punched, tied up, kicked, grounded....  Lagomorph   Oct-16-09 11:26 PM   #40 
  - It makes me sad that something so good is used for punishment.  aikoaiko   Oct-16-09 11:36 PM   #41 
  - Lord help 'um if they get caught masturbating!!  bertman   Oct-16-09 11:47 PM   #43 
  - lol  madfloridian   Oct-17-09 12:28 PM   #48 
  - For refusing to EAT?????  Manifestor_of_Light   Oct-17-09 04:40 AM   #44 
  - It is always stunning to me  quaker bill   Oct-17-09 06:14 AM   #47 

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