Archive for Sunday, July 13, 2008

Curb kids’ cursing

July 13, 2008


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.


tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 4 months ago

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

labmonkey 9 years, 4 months ago

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

timetospeakup 9 years, 4 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 9 years, 4 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 ]

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