What exactly is Soap in the Mouth supposed to teach? My mother never did it to us - not that I remember anyways. But I babysat for a woman that used it for just about everything from bad grades to violence.
But what is the "normal" use for it? I couldn't imagine doing something like that to a child, but I know there are those who do. So I wonder why...
Asked by Anonymous at 8:16 PM on Jun. 12, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by judimary at 8:18 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
Answer by jujubean1979200 at 8:18 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
Answer by chgomom at 8:32 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
Answer by newmom2bgtwins at 8:43 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 8:47 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
Answer by attap5 at 9:47 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
It's a negative association between a bad taste and behavior. Just like denatonium on nails for nail biting. Normal soap, unless you're using anti-bacterial, is also essentially harmless. Compared to the lye and fels-naptha that used to be used, it's hardly worth worrying about. Of course, one post brings out everyone who ever had an abusive parent who owned soap, so we can hear all about how the soap was the problem (not the grown woman sitting on the torso of a toddler). Just like the abusive woman who fed her child bottles and bottles full, and then we simply must exaggerate and insist every child who ever had to take a single lick was secretly forced fed an entire gallon, becuase that must be the only way it has ever been done (even before liquid soap was invented) because Dr. Phil said so
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:47 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
Answer by MizLee at 10:45 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
Answer by MizLee at 10:48 PM on Jun. 12, 2011