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Would you wash mouth out with soap of 12 year old Son

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SilverStreak7 Mon 16-Sep-13 17:38:25

He KEEPS using the C word .. Out of all swear words I hate that the most .. Would you wash his mouth out with soap ? I am aware he may swear outside (which Im not pleased with) but in front of me disgusts me . .

lisad123everybodydancenow Mon 16-Sep-13 17:39:21

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ShepherdsPurse Mon 16-Sep-13 17:39:25

absolutely not.
That is abuse.

WandaDoff Mon 16-Sep-13 17:39:56

I have had it done to me & no I would never do it to any child.

eurochick Mon 16-Sep-13 17:41:05

No, it's an awful thing to do.

LeGavrOrf Mon 16-Sep-13 17:41:07

No, Christ almighty.

gobbynorthernbird Mon 16-Sep-13 17:41:07

No. Never.

AnyFucker Mon 16-Sep-13 17:41:12

No, it is a physically abusive act

TheRunawayTrain Mon 16-Sep-13 17:41:12

No wy! That's abusive (although I'm guessing your at the end of your tether!). I have/had a sweary dd and I docked her money each time o heard her swore. This meant that even though she did chores (which she got a small allowance for) she usually ended up giving me mkney as a result. Quickly stopped.

SilverStreak7 Mon 16-Sep-13 17:41:14

Ok, Ta. . Ill think of something else then . . I tell him off, I ground him, I take his DS away , ,, , nothing seems to work ..

ShatnersBassoon Mon 16-Sep-13 17:41:14

Absolutely not, it's a cruel and humiliating punishment.

gobbynorthernbird Mon 16-Sep-13 17:41:15

No. Never.

AnneUulmelmahay Mon 16-Sep-13 17:41:36


It would be an assault

If he cannae temper his language in your company then sanctions will be applied. Phone confiscated, allowance suspended, lifts cancelled. That kinda thing.

StillSeekingSpike Mon 16-Sep-13 17:41:53

WEll, apart from being an appallingly written thread title-your suggested actions are in fact assault. And would be investigated by police and Children's services.
And frankly deserve the epithet of the C word.

SilverStreak7 Mon 16-Sep-13 17:42:33

That I am TheRunawayTrain (at end of tether) .. He does get money for some chores , when he can be botered to do them, Ill stop the money ,see if that helps .

LynetteScavo Mon 16-Sep-13 17:42:40

You would have to actually attack him, to get the soap in.

NellysKnickers Mon 16-Sep-13 17:43:17

No way, never ever. Does he get pocket money? Fine him each time, or ground him.

SuperiorCat Mon 16-Sep-13 17:43:20

Agree, it is abusive.

There is always some way to motivate a child to modify their behaviour, that is not one of them

motheroflight Mon 16-Sep-13 17:43:29

This is a (bad) joke, right?

MsUumellmahaye Mon 16-Sep-13 17:43:31

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YouTheCat Mon 16-Sep-13 17:44:04

No I wouldn't. But there would be sanctions... serious sanctions until he gets the idea that he curbs his mouth and shows some respect.

Tbh my dd swears like a brickie but she is 18. At 12 there would have been consequences.

SilverStreak7 Mon 16-Sep-13 17:44:11

I SAID WOULD IT BE ALRIGHT NOT IM DOING IT .. Can you READ properly or just go on the attack ??!!!!

LynetteScavo Mon 16-Sep-13 17:44:26

If you stop giving him money for chores, he will stop doing them.

Have you explained to him calmly and rationally why you dislike the word so much?

ShepherdsPurse Mon 16-Sep-13 17:44:53

Far better to take his things away for longer periods of time. No pocket money, xbox etc until he learns.

peachmint Mon 16-Sep-13 17:46:12

That is abuse. Don't even think about it.

People are "going on the attack" because you are asking for opinions on child abuse.

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