How do you handle Swearing?
Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:21 AM
So...how do you raise your kids to know about swear words and not say them? Do you tell them the words, and then tell them they shouldn't say them? Or, do you wait until they say them and then tell them?
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:41 AM
The funniest one I can think of was when Trey was about 4 and not yet reading. He and Sage were in another room talking and Sage yelled out in her best tattling voice, "Mom, Trey said the c-r word!" Trey responded, "I did not! I said 'crap!'" I think I might have been laughing too hard to really discipline anyone.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:56 AM
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:28 AM
Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:08 AM
That said....my fiance never swears either....but he watches TV. He is very protective of the girls - in some ways more than me since he is horrified that I let them say "butt". We have discussed that he will need to watch TV in the bedroom or wait until the girls are completely asleep. There will be no movies in the house...unless the girls are at school.
I worry about the girls at their dad's house....I can't control their environment there. I know he doesn't swear....but as they get older he might let them watch movies I would object to. That makes me really sad, but I'll deal with it when the time comes.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:57 PM
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:05 AM
We swear around our kids, and we tell them that they're adult words and when they're adults they can use them. Of course, my two are not quite five yet, so things might be a bit different when they get older. I don't want to have to explain to them when they overhear someone at a restaurant or at a store cussing, at least this way they're already exposed and understand that they're not supposed to say them.
I don't use the really big ones around the girls, but they do have teenaged brothers. Same thing, some words are for adults. I don't freak out, because freaking out gives it the allure of the forbidden.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:33 AM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:03 PM
truly they are "just" words...as my Freshman English teacher would say - we place far too many labels on words...
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:52 PM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:53 AM
Edited to add- if they do swear I just ask them not to.
Edited again to put. * instead of an a in that awful word.
Edited by Heathermomof6, 18 May 2012 - 11:00 AM.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:48 AM
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:34 PM
Since the babies have come, I am even more of a hound on DH with his swearing, he has got somewhat better after telling him that he would get three warnings before I deleted his WWE for the week !
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