** I was inspired by another post to launch this debate**
IMO i do not feel that parents should watch thier language around children or sugar coat curse words (like oh sugar instead of shit). IMO children are going to be exposed to foul language anyway so it is best to teach them not to repeat it. I tend to have a bad mouth and my DH too and we have never watched our language around our son. When he started to repeat things he would get a swat and it was explained that "that word is a bad word and only mommy and daddy can say it". Now at age 4 he will call us out when he hears us curse and tell us "mommy thats a bad word" and i praise him and tell him good job and that he is right thats a bad word and i am proud that he pointed it out. I just feel that if you take your child out in public you cant ask the world to speak baby friendly so its best to just teach them not curse instead of sheltering them from it. Send me your feedback CM
Answer by attap5 at 9:32 AM on Jul. 1, 2011
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Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:13 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
There are some things that are appropriate for adults that are simply not appropriate for children. There is nothing wrong with children leaning that they can't do everything that we do.
Answer by skittles1108 at 5:28 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
I believe children will grow up to mirror a lot of their parent's habits, and it won't matter that you told him not to when he was little. If he hears foul language from Mom and Dad on a regular basis, he will grow up thinking it is ok to do so. You will be showing him that it's ok, and you will be reinforcing that 100's of thousands of times. Even if you stop him from doing it as a young child, it's almost a guarantee that he will grow up sounding very much like his parents. This may not bother you since you see nothing wrong with adults cursing on a regular basis, but I see it as a very unattractive habit that might even limit a child's job opportunities someday. Why not build his vocabulary with non-curse words and teach to be a great communicator? That's a skill that will open doors for him.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 6:10 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
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