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Is it okay to "pop" your tween in the mouth for talking back to you? After you already warned them...

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Mar. 2, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I had to pop my teen in the mouth Sunday. He was mouthing and going off like a mad man. I told him to stop about three times...then, i popped him one in the mouth...very light. He stopped with the mouthing. He was a tad shocked. I never hardly get on to him, much less pop him. LOL

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:19 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • A little pop, yes. A big slap, no.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 3:22 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Yes. My mom had to do it to me once and it worked! I shut up after that.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:22 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • yup.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 3:28 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • i think so just dont make it a habbit! let your kids know that your still in charge of them! :)

    Answer by gonzalez3 at 3:29 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Yes. My mom popped me when I was about 16 and I SO deserved it!

    Answer by nsrush83 at 3:32 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • You can but i doubt that's the most effective way to get them to behave the way you want. They think that they're adults and treating them more like children is only going to make the behavior worse.

    Answer by mrsjonzy at 3:56 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • If simply for the shock value....................

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:57 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Only if you want your child to think that hitting can solve problems. You should go to your local library and pick up a copy of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves by Naomi Aldort. You can learn more here:


    Answer by rkoloms at 5:36 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • To strike a child in the face is considered abuse here, so I certainly wouldn't be doing it, but if it works for you and you're not bruising the child or leaving any other mark, sure, why not?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:19 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

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