A group of moms and I were discussing the "cussing" topic. We were all divided in what is "acceptable." Some moms decided their children were not allowed to verbally express frustration or anger at all because their children were actually "substituting" the actual verbal offense. ie: curse words. What do you allow your kids to say?

What's your "accepted" word and what isn't?

  • freaking (aka fu*****)

  • crap (aka s***)

  • what the heck! (aka what the hell!)

  • fudge! (aka fu**)

  • NONE of these! My kids are not allowed to use any of these.

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Submitted by at 4:07 AM on Jan. 1, 2010
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What's your "accepted" word and what isn't?

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Submitted by at 4:07 AM on Jan. 1, 2010
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  • ACsLady
    Submitted by   at 10:57 PM on January 1, 2010

    I use crap and freaking a lot, but I have often thought about it because it really is no better than cussing, which I don't approve of. So...I'm going to try to get myself out of the habit before my daughter gets much older (she's 6 months) and before the baby on the way is here and old enough to pick up that stuff. I want my children's speech to be edifying and I want to set a good example for them.

    Thanks for getting me thinking about this again...

  • Wendy_June
    Submitted by   at 8:58 PM on January 2, 2010

    I don't curse at all. My husband does but now around the boys or I. Now if only my in-laws were so polite...

  • Mommy4000
    Submitted by   at 11:08 AM on January 9, 2010

    I don't consider any of these curse words so my children are allowed to use them. My son says freaking all the time though. And even if these words aren't acceptable to some moms, kids need an acceptable outlet for anger, they get angry just like adults do.

  • SylviaNCal...
    Submitted by   at 12:57 AM on January 13, 2010

    They can use the subsitutes when they're older. I use what the heck a lot.

  • 1baby2
    Submitted by   at 11:51 PM on February 13, 2010

    If I feel like swearing, I usually say weird words like cheese monkey, or son of a poodle, at least in front of my son, that way I won't have a young child cussing. When he's in bed, I can mouth off like a sailor, that's why I'm proud of myself for not swearing at all in front of my son. I've always been good with self control.

  • PURPULbutt...
    Submitted by   at 8:10 PM on February 14, 2010

    i really dont have a problem with cursing as long as your not cursing AT a teacher or something. besides that, i think there just words. big deal.

  • Bellarose0...
    Submitted by   at 4:49 AM on May 12, 2010

    I won't be censoring my daughter's use of any words. I will explain to her why some words are offensive to others and let her decide. I will also explain how using "filler" words, be they "F*cking" or "whatever" reduce our vocabulary and make us sound less intelligent/educated/interesting. I'm currently trying really hard to censor my husband however, because I certainly don't want to set the example of using these words as everyday language, and it is not working!

  • Holycropmo...
    Submitted by   at 3:29 AM on July 16, 2010

    I allow my teens to say snap! but thier father hates it! Id rather them say that then the other versions of the aweful word

  • katana4202
    Submitted by   at 10:18 PM on August 10, 2010

    They can use the substitutes!! Pick up any child development book and it will stress the importance of letting a child express frustration and anger! It is actually essential to teach them how to express these emotions. To inhibit them from doing so will have adverse affects on them down the line.

  • SabrinaMBo...
    Submitted by   at 4:47 PM on October 7, 2010

    I see no difference between these words and "cuss" words, and see no reason why words - bunches of letters - are bad...

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