We have an epidemic on our hands. It’s a disease that has been in our society for a long time. It seems impossible to get rid of and looks like it might be here to stay. I’m talking about SWEARING or CURSING.
Today’s topic for Episode 103 is “How to Handle Your Kid Cursing – Your Guide To Minimizing Swearing“
Was it always this bad? Did our parents talk like this? Where did we (and our kids) learn to talk like this?
1) From Us – The way we talk. How many of us have had a word come out of our mouth only to realize the child heard it. Even worse, the child reacting to it. Whether you have said something while you are angry, got hurt, or just to describe something, you realize you made a mistake and can’t take it back.
2) Family Members – While you may have a clean mouth, your wife or another family member may talk like a drunken sailor. “At holiday time, you put a few drinks in Aunt Edna and she is bound to start throwing F bombs.
3) Friends – Whether out in the street or at the playground at school, kids are certainly going to hear (and say) words that they wouldn’t dare repeat at home.
4) Media – TV, movies, and especially the internet all have a huge assortment of colorful language. It’s hard to police everything.
As soon as kids are able to talk, they are able to learn new and exciting words. How do we make sure they learn the right words rather than the wrong ones. Some might argue that the soap or hotsauce in the mouth are good methods. I don’t agree with those. The key is catching it early. Here are …