Good Morning America ran a story today about kids cussing at a younger age now. (2yr olds) Their blaming it on parents which is probably correct. I admit, I do. But DD also knows there is a difference between adult speech and kid speech. We explained long ago that we don't care if she knows the words, its how and where words are used. So far she's chose just not to use them at all. Which is fine by me. By doing this, it takes out the "aw" factor of doing something forbidden.
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Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:46 AM on Sep. 25, 2010
Yes we cuss around the kids but they know those are adult words and they aren't supposed to use them. They are 10, almost 9, almost 8 and 4 1/2 and none of them swear that I hear. Well my son (the almost 9yo) has a tendency to say crap and things like that a lot so I've had to warn him about using those words around other kids because their parents might consider then swear words.
I don't think it's a big deal. They are just words and words only have as much power as you give to them. My parents swore constantly when I was a kid but I rarely did it until just recently. The most I said growing up was hell or damn and that was in high school and college.
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