My 13 year old daughter was on the phone with me and swore. I let it go and just told her to watch her mouth. But now it seems she swearing a lot. I've told her that when she's 18, has her own job and own place she can do as she sees fit and but as long as she lives in my home it wont be allowed. But it doesn't seem to stop her. What else can I do?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:57 PM on Jul. 21, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by victoriak12708 at 2:50 PM on Jul. 23, 2009
Don't tell her she can do it when she is 18, that is just going to make her want to do it more because at 13, kids just want to act like adults. Ask her "do you know how ugly you sound when you say that?" It won't fly in my house. If swear words come out, something of theirs is going up.....something they can't live without. You need to tell her how un-educated swearing sounds, & that the more you swear, the more stupid people will think you are. That is the truth, swearing sounds un-educated. It is not cool, or even an OK think for an adult to do. It's just ugly sounding. Get onto her EVERY time you hear her swear, i mean GET ON HER BUTT! Don't let it fly, or she will try to take advantage of that. She already did the first time you let it slide.
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