All Parents Please Read This

United States
September 27, 2007 8:31pm CST
Ok so a couple of weeks ago my sister n' law was visiting. She has a 6 year old little girl. Like any other little one at times she has a thing about "fabricating the truth" Well one time when she was supposedly lying (we never determined if she even REALLY was) my sister n' law pulled out a FRESH jumbo jalapeno and told her to EAT IT. OMG I thought I was going to come unglued. as well as my mom. My sister n' law told me and my mom IF YOU CAN DO A BETTER JOB TAKE HER. I felt like saying WELL FINE I WILL! Is this SERIOUSLY an appropriate discipline method for lying? I cooked a meal with these peppers a few days later and my hands burned for hours from even HANDLING them! I think it is just freakin cruel and If I didn't think it would cause problems in my family I would have turned my sis n law into the CPS in a heart beat.
5 responses
@vinzen (1022)
• India
28 Sep 07
Yes its indeed very cruel of her to have done this, makes one wonder if shes her real daughter too! But i guess this happens with some mothers, as i have also a few acquaintances like this who would do this and feel as if nothing major has happenend. I feel somethings in their past, or the way they were treated too, maybe a part of all this, as maybe they were hit or treated likewise by their parents, what we call had a bitter childhood, so that is what they have seen and learnt and do so like wise with their kids. Or another reason can be that they are so hurt or angry about something else and tkae it out on their poor kids and do realise it but dont know how to revert back things and keep feeling miserable ithin and dont knw how to come around to apologise, guess if things go really out of hands, they need help. Maybe if you are all close to her, you can sit and talk her into things, know her better, why and what she did, was there another reason for her such kind of behaviour and we never know maybe there is soemthign major going on with her life, that we dont know about, as i feel mostly there is always a major reason for our such erratic kind of behaiour.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
28 Sep 07
This is totally unacceptable! I can't even fantum having my 7 yr old having to eat a jalapeno. Is this your brothers wife? I would talk to your brother about this. All kids lie at that age. The appropriate thing to do is talk to them about why lying is wrong~ not putting something like that in their mouth.
@muralimn (535)
• United Arab Emirates
28 Sep 07
Oh. Such cruelty. I don't believe mothers can do such things to their little ones. It is really sad to hear of little children being punished severely by their parents. I hope parents should be more humble.
@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep 07
I cant believe that that can be truth!!You and Your whole family have to do something immediately !!If your sister in low is ill she have to be treated in some institute!!Where is your brother!!he have to do something or he is the same like your sister in low? don't be same like her do somethings , save a child!!Silvana
• United States
28 Sep 07
That is truly abusive. Not telling the truth should be handled in a much more humane manner than this. You should have taken your sister-in-law up of the offer and rescued her daughter. I am forever amazed at the terrible things people will do to their children. In addition, it has got to be horrible for her daughter to her that her mom is willing to get rid of her. It sounds like she needs some counseling. How does her husband handle this and why is he not stepping up to save the girl?