In our house, we do our best to not use swear/curse words. We find substitutes. We say things like "holy guacamole", "cheese and rice", and "shut the front door". So we were out with some other moms today for a playdate and my 4 Y.O. son says "shut the front door" and one of the moms went into hysterics....maybe not hysterics exactly but she was visibly (and obviously) upset. I explained to her that it was what we used instead of cursing or swearing. She then said to me that it didn't matter, that it was clear what he meant. I, of course, never intended for him to yell it in public but I still don't see that it was "harmful" because there was no cursing or swearing involved. I grew up in a family that swore...a LOT and I didn't want to do that around my kid and have him running around saying f*^# and sh*t and so on. I think what happened wasn't bad at all. Thoughts? What could I possibly do differently?Answer Question
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