When my daughter, at about that age, heard a bad word and started repeating it, I told her that it wasn't a nice word and she couldn't say it around other people. I told her she could go in her bedroom, close the door, and say the word as much as she wanted, but in her bedroom was the only place the word was allowed. Over the next few days, I heard her go to her room and say the word a bunch of times, but she soon got bored because she received no attention, positive or negative, for her behavior. No one was around to hear, no one responded to the word at all, and after less than a week, she gave up on it altogether and found more interesting things to do.
at 5:30 PM on Feb. 10, 2013