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At what age is it okay for your kids to curse?

When do the restrictions on foul language end?  I know teens do it all the time behind their parents backs, but when is it permissable in front of you?


Asked by rAbella at 7:59 PM on Feb. 14, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (13)
  • When they can use them with respect in mind. As long as they can curse without demeaning anyone or it is not every other word, then I will let my son curse when he can handle it maturely. "I stubbed my fucking toe!" for example would be ok with me.

    Answer by CalebsMommy0220 at 1:17 AM on Feb. 16, 2011

  •'s never permissable, and it's very what if you don't control it when they're not around..when they're in your house, shouldn't there be some boundaries??? Kids AND adults cursing sounds pretty trailer trashy to me...just my opinion :)

    Answer by calliesmommie at 8:09 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • oh yeah...and by the way Im 32 and don't use foul language in front of my parents...out of respect.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 8:10 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • Never

    Answer by Nitestalker at 2:11 AM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • whatever age they want as long as they are out of my house

    Answer by angevil53 at 8:00 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • I'm 28 and my Mom still doesn't want me cursing in front of her.

    Answer by genagina at 8:11 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • I don't think it ever becomes acceptable. I'm sure nothing would happen if I cursed around my parents (I'm 24), but I don't do it out of respect for them and their home.

    Answer by Raccoon at 8:18 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • Never in my presence.

    Answer by missanc at 8:22 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • I'm almost 31, and I still feel weird swearing in front of my parents. I don't think it'll be okay for DS to swear while living at home.

    Answer by musicpisces at 8:25 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • I never cursed in front of my parents as a matter of respect and expect the same of my children.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:26 PM on Feb. 14, 2011