Do you curse freely in front of them and/or allow others to? In social networking sites, knowing your child may see what is there by reading something over your shoulder as they are playing behind you, do you try to keep cursing to a bare minimum as much as you physically can?
Answer by 3HappylKidds at 10:18 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
do you try to keep cursing to a bare minimum as much as you physically can?
No, not really. I have had to explain to my 4 year old that there are some words that he should wait to use until he's much older, otherwise people might think that he has a "bad mommy". His response was: "Well damn it... fuck them!"
Anyway, I also explained that words are just words, but some people get upset hearing them and give those words more power than they should.
Answer by Eek_a_Geek at 10:23 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
I do not 'sheild' my son, as that is impossible out in public. We do not curse in our home. Others respect our views and try not to curse in front of us (most people we associate with don't curse either). We teach our son our values: that there are more appropriate words to use, cursing is offensive, and cursing is uneducated. Our son thinks that kids who use curse words or 'bad' language are less intelligent ('stupid' as he says) because they think it makes them sound cool, but it makes them sound stupid (because our values have rubbed off on him!). I'm sure when he's in high school he will go through a phase like every young adult does, but we think our values will prevail in the long run and in the big scheme of things.
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