what do you do about swearing

United States
April 1, 2009 9:10am CST
what do you do when your child has a problem with swearing all the time, i tryed putting soap in his mouth but that didnt work i tryed hot sause but he just drank that so i dont know what else to do to get him to stop he even does it in school. can someone help me with this,
3 responses
@irishidid (8714)
• United States
1 Apr 09
How old is your child? If he's fairly young, you just ignore it. One thing I did when I had a cusser was to give her brother a quarter everytime she said a cuss word. When she realized her actions were getting him the reward she stopped. Punishing him is not going to work.
• United States
1 Apr 09
hes 10 years old , i will try that because its getting him ito mager trouble in school
• United States
1 Apr 09
i talked to my son about the quarter thing he dont like it at all so it may just work thanks
@irishidid (8714)
• United States
1 Apr 09
I hope so too. No kid likes to see another kid get rewarded for their bad behavior. Let me say though he should have a clear concept of which words are acceptable and which ones aren't. I found it the most effective for my situation and hope it helps you. I'd let the school in on what you're doing too since he's also doing it there. They might be able to implement something similar when he does it there. Teach him for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Best of luck and let me know how it works.
@rainmark (4306)
1 Apr 09
Young kids are sometimes doing that but just always tell him and remind him that it's bad and instead of punishing him just ignore it and by the time they will grow older it just disappear. Maybe it's just thier child thing.
@benny128 (3621)
1 Apr 09
my god soap in his her mouth and hot sauce my god am shocked lol, unfortunatly if he is at school I assume he aint a young child. Swearing is a natural part of developement whether its right or wrong. I get called a pooh head and all sorts lol, which he has picked up from school. Once they start going to school they will start using language that you wont approve of, tho to be honest I sit my son down and tell him not to use those words in front of me. So far he has only used minor swear words a few times and now he applologises if one slips out. Unfortunatly you have to tell him right and wrong and then leave it to him or her to work out. You as a parent I guess dont swear in front of him/her. So have faith in your kid its just a phase will will soon fade away.