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Do You Curse in Front of Your Kids?

Posted by on May. 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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Do You Curse in Front of Your Kids? (VIDEO)

by Lindsay Ferrier

Moms Matter Google Hangout

Do you swear in front of your kids?

Jacqueline Burt wrote a post defending cursing in front of kids here on The Stir recently, and it generated a LOT of conversation.

So for this week's Moms Matter Google Hangout, we decided to ask other writers from The Stir if they agree with Jacqueline. See what they had to say after the jump!


I have to say, I was surprised that these moms all felt cursing in front of the kids isn't that big of a deal.

For me, cursing in front of my kids right now is a big no-no. They're 6 and 8 years old and I know that my kindergartner son in particular wouldn't be able to resist repeating a curse word to his friends if he overheard me say it. I don't want to be the mom who gets called in for a special meeting because her kid that taught all of his classmates the f-bomb, you know what I mean?

I realize that my kids will hear the words at some point anyway, and I know from having raised two stepdaughters already that once they become teenagers, cursing will become a popular act of rebellion. But I want to try to be the kind of person now that I hope they'll be someday. I can't ask them to watch their mouths if I'm not watching mine.

That said, I don't really mind if other moms let the occasional curse word slide in front of their kids, and I definitely mess up every once in a while in front of my own children. But I feel guilty when it happens. It was interesting to realize that in this chat, anyway, I'm in the minority. These moms think a limited amount of cursing in front of the kids is no big deal.

Now tell me -- what do you think?

by on May. 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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momtomy7kids
by on May. 15, 2013 at 10:09 AM

No not at all, I rarely if ever cuss.

Michelle
Mom to 5 boys and 3 girls with #8 on the way
Emily, Jordan, Sara, Jason, Aiden, Chloe, Nick and Cody EDD 7-29-13

SassyWildflower
by on May. 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

I don't curse so it's not an issue.

HisSweetheart07
by Platinum Member on May. 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I try very hard not to but it happens. I'm not perfect and that's one of my faults -_-

sunshinepraying
by Silver Member on May. 15, 2013 at 11:32 AM

No. I don't curse at all. But if I did, I'd try my best not to do it in front of them.

QuiltLover
by Jocelynn on May. 15, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Neither of us curse...ever.

inmybizz
by Ruby Member on May. 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM

I don't care if others curse in front of their kids..I do not/have not cursed in front of mine..That's just my personal standards.

Jenn8604
by Bronze Member on May. 15, 2013 at 6:23 PM
I usually avoid swearing in front of him.
But I swear plenty when he is not around and I'm pissed the fuck off.
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psych_mom
by on May. 15, 2013 at 6:36 PM

I don't do it in front of them or when they aren't around.

rocamom
by Platinum Member on May. 15, 2013 at 7:52 PM
I don't curse vwry iften. Evwry once in a while one does slip out.
rocamom
by Platinum Member on May. 15, 2013 at 7:52 PM
I don't curse vwry iften. Evwry once in a while one does slip out.
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