A friend of mine has a 20 month old son who very frequently says the words "oh shit" and "shithead". She giggles while saying, "omg thats so bad" and ocassionally tells him not to say that. I'm concerned that he says "shithead" especially. This mom admits to yelling and cussing at him and so I'm worried he is called that at home when he's being a "brat" as she says. My son is around him occasionally and I'm concerned that this childs behavior will negatively influence my son. Any thoughts?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:07 AM on Apr. 18, 2011 in General Parenting
I have a horrible problem with cursing. Naturally, my kids have picked up a word here and there. It's not that hard to get them to stop though but I can see why her child hasn't. Laughing at them while telling them no? Does that actually work for anyone in any situation? I just told my kids that I'm working on my potty mouth and that they need not repeat those words. Amazing how simple it is, lol. No I don't see it being a bad influence thing. They are going to hear cursing. You can't control what they hear in public. However if this is a child your child spends a lot of time with, I'd say something to the mama. I wouldn't be rude but I'd tell her that I seriously don't want my kids picking up that language so until he/she stops, playdates stop.
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