My son is 3 1/2 and has a HORRIBLE potty mouth!! When he was younger, he had a slight speech delay so my husband didn't really watch what he was saying. Now, my 3 yr old is a chatter box, but when he's mad he will swear at you. My husband is now more careful about his words :-) but my toddler already knows the words. I've been told to ignore him when he does this, but it doesn't seem to be effective as he's still continuing to swear. I've tried time-out and he justs get more angry and swears even more. I'm hoping for some ideas to help him understand that this behavior is not acceptable, especially since I have a 1 1/2 yr old that's starting to pick up on his bad behavior. Any ideas or advise would be greatly appreciated!!!Answer Question
Answer by shay1130 at 9:44 AM on Dec. 3, 2009
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Answer by keyaziz at 10:53 AM on Dec. 3, 2009
First of all, parents need to have a little more dicipline with their children. As for the vinegar, that is a very good idea, it is highly unlikely that your child has an allergy to vinegar seeing as they put in vinegar in so many food products. I found that ignoring a potty mouth is the best way to handle the situation. it may take several weeks or longer, but as soon as the child realizes that he is not going to get a response out of you, he will stop.
If all else fails, vinegar is a great alternative to the old soap in the mouth that we were all used to.
Answer by cjvictoria at 10:54 AM on Dec. 3, 2009