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Do you let your toddler swear? Tiffany (+1) 1 child; California 51 posts
31st Oct '12

A girl on my Facebook posted a video of her toddler swearing and she was laughing at it thinking it was funny. She said she doesn't care if he swears cause they are just words. I was quite shocked. Do you let your toddler or kids swear?

Lotusmama Due March 31; British Columbia 1672 posts
31st Oct '12

No. We do not curse in our house. We expect our kids to speak the same way that we do - politely.

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 12139 posts
31st Oct '12

no
although my son hasnt mastered talking yet.



he does say "bite me" though

Nicole Mclovin 3 kids; Colorado 2784 posts
31st Oct '12

f**k no! Lol jk



But my kids no its bad to cuss and if I skip they key me know I said a bad word and that it's not nice to talk like that

wilde_mommy 4 kids; Columbus, Ohio 3459 posts
31st Oct '12

Hell NO!!!! It is not funny or appropriate. Yes both DH and I swear, him more than me but we try our hardest to never do it around our children. And if you do one of the kids or one of us will say "daddy/mommy that's a bad word you don't say that"



I would never think my child swearing is funny!

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 16074 posts
31st Oct '12

I wouldn't necessarily let him swear, but if he did I wouldn't applaud it.

C A R M E L A💜 1 child; Mahopac, New York 16272 posts
31st Oct '12

I don't let her swear, but she says " Oh, shit ".... I tried to teach her to say " Oh, shoot ". it works sometimes.



I don't ALLOW her to swear, NO

Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4230 posts
31st Oct '12

NOOO way!! My son cannot even say "I don't care".

Hairspray 18 kids; Ohio 7391 posts
31st Oct '12

I drop the F bomb all the time. If my son EVER said it, his ass would be in trouble.

JKBC♡ 2 kids; Windsor, PA, United States 9328 posts
31st Oct '12

She won't think it's funny when he is in school and she's getting calls from the principal telling her, her child won't be allowed back unless he can control his mouth!

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
31st Oct '12

yes and no.



I don't swear. I believe in teaching my kids the power of words, and that 99% of the time, other words are more apt and better at expressing themselves. However, they ARE just words, so if my toddler does use them I'm not going to punish them. I'm going to explain why those words are not the best to be used.

HamHam 18 kids; India 3485 posts
31st Oct '12

Nope. Not sure why anyone would think its ok. This fb friend must be really immature or something. We don't cuss at all in my house.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
31st Oct '12

Yes. Idc I feel the same way. I wouldn't post a video laughing about it because that's NOT treating them like normal words.
I swear like a sailor so I can't yell at my 2 yr old for thinking it's normal...

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 16074 posts
31st Oct '12

& on the "it's just words" subject. She is right..it is just words.
& if you say those words around your child, I don't see how you could be mad for your child saying the same thing.
My LO is 19 months and said "God Damn"
..since then, we have stopped cursing when he is around

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
31st Oct '12
Quoting Jodi&Brennen+1:" I drop the F bomb all the time. If my son EVER said it, his ass would be in trouble."


Kids repeat things adults say. If you don't want your kid to swear, don't swear around them. Otherwise you can't expect them not to.