my son now says WTF WTH OMG and s***. I have NO CLUE where he gets it but in front of my gram he said WTF are you doing... I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE... he also said to the in-laws WTH why not.Answer Question
Answer by lovinmomto3 at 6:30 AM on Jan. 15, 2009
Answer by JPsMommy605 at 10:10 AM on Jan. 15, 2009
Pretty normal to get and use words. He just hasn't learned the context in which he is supposed to use or not use them. Most kids, by the time they are in preschool, know ALL the profane words. There was actually a study done on this. If your children socialize at all, are not being raised in a cave, they know some profanity and when to apply it. What they didn't learn is that socially it is only okay is some circumstances. Like hitting a toe on a bed. Shit! That hurts. Or Fuck! I banged my elbow. I always explained to children that there is a time and place for everything. Even words. Profanity is not okay in school or church. Not okay at home in front of mom or dad. Hanging out with a friend and you let one loose - well it can be funny, socially acceptable, and experimenting with language and its power. cont...
Answer by frogdawg at 12:56 PM on Jan. 15, 2009
cont..But I would also caution kids. That even though you are on the bus or in the bathroom there is always a tattle tell around ready to get you into trouble. You got to rather expect it. So if you didn't use caution or prudence - you deserve the consequence. Most kids know all adults use a few bad words, or more in some cases. They do catch on that those are words that are like an initiation into a club. You can only use them at specific times and somehow magically when you are an adult it is okay. Do give a consequence when the words are used. But make sure he understands first that is one of the "bad" words. Then if he uses it again lay down the hammer. Just kidding. I'm rater a softy. But I still would do a consequence.
Answer by frogdawg at 1:00 PM on Jan. 15, 2009
Answer by LovetoTeach247 at 11:14 PM on Jan. 15, 2009