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Do you use the phrase "Shame on you" while disciplining your children?

Why or why not?


Asked by SleepingBeautee at 11:40 PM on Jul. 8, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • The last time I did that was when my daughter hocked a loogie (sp) in my son's face for no reason except he wanted her attention. I said other things to her, but saying "Shame on you" was probably the most benign. I was so mad at her. I swear it took everything in me not to make her clean it up and eat it herself or knock her into a wall. It was one of the first times I have been truly outraged at my oldest daughter. I can guess it won't be the last though.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 4:39 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • No, its never occurred to me to. No particular reason I don't, it's just not the way I speak normally.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:46 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • Nope. just don't. and I don't have a reason.

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:43 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • No. Just not something I think to say.

    Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 11:46 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • No - just not something I say. I will tell them that their actions have disappointed me, and that they know better, but never use the phrase "shame on you"

    Answer by missanc at 3:20 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • NO Never! I don't believe in shaming as a part of discipline nor do I turn them into a corner...I think it is the same thing!

    Answer by salexander at 10:20 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

  • I'm sure I have in the past, but it's not something I commonly say. I remember my Grandmother saying that to me every time she scolded me.

    Answer by Erin814 at 11:44 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • No. It's just never been in my vocabulary.

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 11:45 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • No. I say "I am not happy."

    Answer by KairisMama at 10:47 AM on Jul. 9, 2010