Is hot sauce and cold showers discipline or abuse? I believe in discipline and punishment, but I think this is child abuse except without leaving any *visible* scars/marks. For all intents and purposes, hot saucing is "the scalding, branding or burning of a child". Do you think the law's only concerned about leaving scars or not? Think of the pain signals wracking his little brain, and what if he inhaled some of that hot sauce? Same thing with the cold showers. I think this is abuse without the scars. What do you think? You can also vote on this webpage.