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GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 15820 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 20984 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.

Hairspray 18 kids; Ohio 7391 posts
31st Oct '12
Quoting Just Ames:" ...after a fair warning, right?"


He's almost 4, he knows which words are bad.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
31st Oct '12

No way. There are times where I ignore it.



I know I swear accidentally, but it is much better than it used to be, and much better than my dad ever was. Like you stub your toe or burn your self or get pissed at something for not working.



I did think it was pretty funny I asked LO about Franken weenie and she looks at me funny and says "Why are you talking about freakin weenies?" I had to laugh at that one. But other than that she gets scolded and told that we don't say that. It is never often enough to take away privileges though.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
31st Oct '12

no and we try not to swear in front of him. sometimes SO will swear and my son will repeat him, WITHOUT the swear word in the sentence. it's cute.

Mama Kat ♥ 2 kids; NAPLES, ME, United States 9548 posts
31st Oct '12
Quoting Just Ames:" I don't encourage it but if he says an explicit word I can only blame myself. I just tell him it's a ... [snip!] ... it (in the past). I won't lie and say I don't laugh when all is said and done esp when he uses it in the right context :lol:"


:!:
We usually say " That was a bad word and Mommy/Daddy should have chose a nice word."



Sometimes I get carried away in convos and dont even realize that I am using cuss words.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
31st Oct '12

My toddler hasn't picked up on it yet, but my 6 year old has. If he wants to say naughty words, I make him do so quietly in his room. He ha a right to speak freely- that includes all words. Even the ones society has labeled as naughty or foul. He knows there is a time and place and that the place is in his room.

Hairspray 18 kids; Ohio 7391 posts
31st Oct '12
Quoting ☮Scarlet Begonia:" 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."


Yes I can expect him not to. I'm an adult, he's a child. I have a glass of wine in front of him, does that mean he can have one also?

Tiffany (+1) 1 child; California 51 posts
31st Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting J+K=Bri:):</b>" 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!"</blockquote>




That's exactly what I was thinking. What is she going to do when he's swearing at school and getting into trouble for it. Idk I just think its wrong for a child to swear and it's not cute but she seems to think so.

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5420 posts
31st Oct '12

Not as a toddler. Although i do agree curse words are just words. If parents want to let their children swear, i could care less. I just think it makes them look kind of trashy. I'm not sure why, cursing *insert does not equal sign here* trashy.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60838 posts
31st Oct '12

No. I don't speak like that, not a chance I'd let either of them.



Every time I go outside to check the mail, or whatever, and our neighbor's daughter is outside she calls me a B****. I'd be humiliated if my children spoke to people like that.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20984 posts
31st Oct '12
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" My toddler hasn't picked up on it yet, but my 6 year old has. If he wants to say naughty words, I make ... [snip!] ... Even the ones society has labeled as naughty or foul. He knows there is a time and place and that the place is in his room."


That's a really good idea.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20984 posts
31st Oct '12
Quoting Jodi&Brennen+1:" Yes I can expect him not to. I'm an adult, he's a child. I have a glass of wine in front of him, does that mean he can have one also?"


I would never drink, eat or do anything in front of my son that he isn't allowed to do.

1&1 We're Done! 2 kids; Nevada 10963 posts
31st Oct '12

I guess I dont, I dont know we havent really run into that problem that much... Though she does say "Freakin" a lot, like "I hurt my freakin toe!!" and I laugh at it.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
31st Oct '12
Quoting ☮Scarlet Begonia:" I would never drink, eat or do anything in front of my son that he isn't allowed to do."


why? you are an adult. you can do things he can't. i don't think you should get drunk in front of your kids or anything, but i couldn't imagine sensoring myself THAT much.