Stop making a big deal about it. He is saying it for the attention.
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.
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.
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.
bastard = faster
we've not experienced the mother of all dirty words.
and dumbass is a favorite
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.
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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