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How can I get my 4 yr. old DS to stop saying not so good words?

he says things like booty head, poop face, and all these other words that have to do with the ass. i know he is getting these words from the kids in the neighborhood. i tell him it's not nice to say those words. he starts preschool in a couple weeks and i don't want his talking like that at school.

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JayRo00

Asked by JayRo00 at 1:05 AM on Aug. 16, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • put him on time out everytime
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 AM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • Try to not give him to much attention for saying these things. He may be reinforced for saying them whenever you get upset or make a big fuss over it. If he thinks he is getting a rise out of you, he might do it more. Just calmly and quietly remind him that "We don't say those things at our house, nice boys say______" and let it go at that. Try giving him nicer things to say if possible. Reward and praise him for his good behavior so he feels good and tell him that is how nice boys behave. Give that a try, but realize too that he will hear lots of things from friends, both good and bad.
    LovetoTeach247

    Answer by LovetoTeach247 at 10:19 AM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • I would yawn when he says them - they soon get bored of using them if they see no reaction from you.
    lovebdus

    Answer by lovebdus at 11:29 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • I agree, ignore them, my son is also infatuated with the butt area and all that goes with it. He does however keep it to himself when at school. Don't react, he'll find something new to amuse himself with.
    ConnorsMommy521

    Answer by ConnorsMommy521 at 12:00 AM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • A lot of the kids in that pre-school already talk like that. It's normal for them to TRY you like that to see what they can get away with. Think up a consequence that will work for you and use it every single time you hear him say something bad. Pretty soon you will notice him catching himself before it slips out. As for when he starts pre-school, it would be a good idea to talk to your child's teacher about your concern and what you would want her to do about it. Work together as a team and your child might be the only kid at school not saying it.
    Blueloveaura

    Answer by Blueloveaura at 9:57 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

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