I remember seeing something on Dr Phil a while back about a mother force feeding her adopted child chilli sauce. I still remember that poor kid screaming and crying It's abuse.
ETA: My children are held accountable as much as they can be (2 and 6) but I choose to use more gentle forms of disciple that don't frighten or hurt them. To quote his report card "J displays excellent manners and behaviour at all times". He also got the highest possible marks for all areas of behaviour in the mid-year school report.
Last edited by Busy-Bee; 17-12-2013 at 16:57.
I did my own research and came to the conclusion that we should stick to the original topic.
My DS went through a horrendous swearing phase at age 4. Maybe it's a 4 year old thing? We tried everything but honestly ignoring (though hard, I know) worked best. He did eventually stop and now at nearly 7 he never swears. It was such a difficult stage!!
My ds is 4 and awhile back picked up naughty words from daddy and his work mates (construction workers so some foul nasty stuff) i literally ignored him. I don't mean the word i mean he was flat shunned for lack of a better word. He said sorry and he never ever ever said it again. Some may not agree with that but its what i did and it worked.
I would never ever make my child ingest or swish anything in their mouths. As kids we got a mouth full of washing powder and a cup full of warm water and told to swish for 5 mins if we spat it out we had to start the time all over again. Absolutely horrendous, terrible nasty stuff i will never force that upon anyone ever in my life. Sorry but i don't agree there.
I just wanted to add that I think it's about 4 years when boys can get a big surge of testosterone so that might be where his aggression is coming from.
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