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O/T but I need HELP

Posted by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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My son overheard my husband say "f*ck it" and now keeps repeating it. He is 3. We take away TV time for each offense but he keeps saying it. Any ideas????
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by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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purpleducky
by Silver Member on Feb. 17, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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Stop making a big deal about it. He is saying it for the attention.

desertlvn
by Silver Member on Feb. 17, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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Exclaim something else really loudly with enthusiasm, "chicken lips!"

I remember telling my DD (after she kept repeating f*ck) that that was a grown up word. She wasn't allowed to say it until she was a grown up. That is all it took for her.

Good luck!

Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Feb. 17, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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 The more attention you give it the more he will say it.

My oldest dd did this for a little bit and when she said "f*ck it" I would say "truck it" and start laughing.  In a few days she was saying truck it and laughing.

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM

When my ids repeat foul words I find a word that rhymes and is less offensive and repeat the word everytime one of them says the offensive word.

shit=ship

bastard = faster

we've not experienced the mother of all dirty words.

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 11:32 AM

and dumbass is a favorite

dumbass=Thomas

coolmommy2x
by Silver Member on Feb. 17, 2013 at 11:52 AM
Ignore it. It's a new word and upsets you...what's not to love?
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ashellbell
by shellbark on Feb. 17, 2013 at 11:55 AM
Ignore it. They love the attention from saying it.
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12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Feb. 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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Along with what everyone else said let your son know if he hears daddy say a bad word he has permission to put daddy in timeout.
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stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Feb. 17, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Just ignore it.  It will lose pinache when it doesn't get a big reaction.

When my youngest was 3 she started to say "dammit!"   I just ignored it and it went away quick.

katy_kay08
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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Honestly the best way to get this to stop is to not make a big deal out of it.    

We have always explained that those words are grown up words and as children they are not allowed to use them.  Beyond that, we do our best to not react when they do as it becomes a bit of a game at that age.   We also talk about words that are okay for them to use to express their frustration.  

They have all tried those words on for size and none of them did it beyond two or three times.  

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