On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of last week, I got a note home from my 5 year old son's teacher. All three days he has been saying inappropriate words at school. On the first day I talked to him about how certain words are inappropriate to say. On Thursday, I took his tv priviledge away. On Friday, he received a spanking. Then on Saturday, he said another curse word right in front of me. I really don't know how to get throught to him. I don't cuss and my husband might let one slip every once in a while, but we explained to him that what daddy did was not right and that he should not repeat it. So, I know where he is getting that one word but the other words I have no idea. Any suggestions? And please don't bash. I will take constructive criticism, but there is no point in bashing.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:48 AM on Feb. 28, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 AM on Feb. 28, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 11:59 AM on Feb. 28, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 12:06 PM on Feb. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Feb. 28, 2010
Answer by alexis_06 at 2:16 PM on Feb. 28, 2010
For the record, it is not common for five year olds to curse in school. This is not the teacher's problem. Your child is lucky he has a mom who realizes it is her responsibility to teach him limits.
The first thing I would do is figure out if he's hearing them regularly somewhere. It could be that he's just picked them up and knows they get a reaction so he's trying it out. Consistency is the key. Just because being punished once didn't work, that doesn't mean it won't work at all. Kids push the limits of what they can get away with. Make sure he understands what his punishment will be if it happens again and follow through. Keep in contact with the teacher and make sure she tells you every time it happens. As parents, we get frustrated when something doesn't work right away. Stick with it, he'll get the message.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 8:08 PM on Feb. 28, 2010