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Using a cold shower for punishment on an 18 month old....

Posted by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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I was talking to a lady yesterday at the library. We were talking about our kids. I told her my 18 month has started to throw fits. I try to redirect her but it doesn't work. If she doesn't get what she wants she just throws a tantrum and there is nothing I can do to console her. The lady I was speaking to told me that her daughter used to the same thing. When her daughter started to throw a fit she would strip her down and throw her in the shower and turn the cold water on until she stopped crying. She said it usually only took a few seconds. I just stood there with my mouth and eyes open wide. I couldn't believe anyone would do that to an 18 month old. Wtf?
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fryshannon34
by Bronze Member on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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I think cold shower as a punishment is horrible. I also think throwing fits at18 months old is to be expected.
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C-K-Csmom
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:18 AM
Wow
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staceymcmicheal
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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I could see putting the child down for a nap or even a few minutes of a time out on the couch but a cold shower! I would never.
I guess everyone has their own way of parenting but i would never do that. That just tells the poor baby not to cry it doesnt tell her what she actually did wrong. I believe a time out and a small talk about why she got time out would be better. But thats just me.
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by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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Wtffffff.
My son would cry harder.
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mama_cullum
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:19 AM
That's an awful punishment for a baby. Well any kid at that.
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funbags
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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Just when I was starting to feel like a bad mom....I'm Mary *flippin* Poppins next to that chick!
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mommyoftwo103
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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Poor child.  

funbags
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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I'd like to see her reaction if her SO threw a bucket of water on her every time she pissed him off!!

Quoting mama_cullum:

That's an awful punishment for a baby. Well any kid at that.
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nikkiJ86
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:22 AM
That' s crazy!
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hope_love_dream
by on Aug. 1, 2012 at 10:23 AM

wow

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