To parents - did you stop cussing when you had children?

@wahmivy (778)
Philippines
May 7, 2009 12:30am CST
I'm ashamed to admit that in my case, the opposite happened. I was raised by non-cursing parents, but I still learned to do it (along with other not-so-nice things, lol) when I was in college. Anyway, I've learned to curb it and I swore I wouldn't anymore when my baby came. The thing is, I find myself confronted with situations (child got hurt, almost got hurt, hurt me, destroyed something, almost destroyed something, etc.) that just have those unfortunate words (nothing that would make a sailor blush, but still...) popping right out of my mouth. I know I can get rid of this bad habit, but I was wondering if anybody else experienced the same thing. Thanks. :)
3 responses
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
7 May 09
Naw....I still swear..and smoke, drink and swear some more LOL BUT I see nothing wrong with it really..I mean my kids grew up knowing what was and wasnt acceptable from them and they've abided by it...Now tht they are teens they do swear on occasion BUT they know when and where (for the most part but they have their moments LOL) its 'okay' and isnt ya know...for example they would never dare use foul language in front of their Poppa (grandpa) or Gramma ya know...they dont do it in front of children and so on and so on...
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
7 May 09
It sounds like you have very sensible kids. :) Thanks for the reply.
• Malaysia
7 May 09
Cursing is something that happen out of habit. But a habit can almost always be replaced. This is very true to me because I have experienced it myself. I used to curse some bad words in situations like you mentioned too. But what I did was, whenever I felt like cursing, I replace the cursing words with good words. In that way, I didn't actually stop the habit of 'cursing' but just replacing the words, that's all. Maybe if you try this method, it would help you too? Good luck to you.
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
7 May 09
I've actually been doing that, but when caught off guard, out comes the original, lol. Thanks for the reply. :)
@jazel_juan (15768)
• Philippines
7 May 09
i do have the same problem, when i am surprised with happenings like my kid fell or something i utter words which i know i should not have! my huby often get mad at me for that..:(( but i am on the processes of removing it
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
7 May 09
My husband has the same problem, so he's got no right to chastise me regarding this one, lol. Thanks for the reply. :)