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Curb kids’ cursing

July 13, 2008

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Want to cut down on the foul language your kids use? Here's some advice from parents and educators.

¢ Watch your own mouth. Where do you think kids hear this stuff first?

¢ Don't overreact. If you do, your child will learn how to push your buttons by using the offensive language.

¢ While it's tempting to laugh at little ones who pop off with a cuss word, don't. They'll want to perform for you again.

¢ Accentuate the positive. When you hear your children express themselves without cursing, tell them you're proud of them for not resorting to negative language.

¢ Explain how vulgar language can limit your options in life. You might tell teens, for example, that while their peers might approve of cuss words, their boss probably won't.

Comments

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years, 5 months ago

Curb kids' cursing?!And I recall the days when "curb kids" were as likely to form a barbershop quartet....

labmonkey 6 years, 5 months ago

I only needed to get smacked once and I learned my lesson when I was little.

timetospeakup 6 years, 5 months ago

"bad words" are only "bad" because somebody thought they should be. Quit acting like there's something inherently wrong with certain words and they lose that "magic".

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years, 5 months ago

It has been noted that "fire truck" contains all the phonemes of the most despised ( and relished ) word in the English language. So, wherein lies the evil?BTW... [ WARNING! POTTY LANGUAGE AHEAD ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUaWCc...

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