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.