do you swear in front of your kids

Canada
April 15, 2007 2:40pm CST
and then expect them not to swear or do you let them say whatever they want. a few of those nanny 911 shows shows kids swearing and being allowed to swear. i never swear and i don't allow my child to use those words. even shu* up is a swear word in this house. are you stict with certain ones and let some miner ones slide?
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
16 Apr 07
When my daughter was younger I tried very hard to tone down my language. My husband doesn't curse in any way however, I am the total opisit. I also taught my daughter that there are certain words that are not appopriate. She is not sixteen and she doesn't curse around me but I know she does in school. I have gone to her high school and these kids use every word in the book plus a few that I did not know. You can only protect them so long. After that time they must decide what they are going to do. I am a very stricked mom. My daughter doesn't go out with friends unless I know them. I have to meet every boy that my daughter knows. My daughter thinks I am way to tough but as long as she is safe I am doing my job. In two years she will be on her own and I can only hope that I have done my job in teaching her right from wrong.
• Canada
16 Apr 07
wow seems to me your doing an amazing job. i'm going to be the same way. my duaghter is only 3 now but when she gets older and wants to go out. i'm not only going to need to know the friends but their parents as well. good for you. i'm sure she finds it annoying but at least you know she'll be safe
@mrsturner (519)
• Canada
16 Apr 07
I very rarely use bad language and my children will not be allowed to use bad language. I feel that if I can stop myself from swearing in front of my parents and my children then I really don't need to say those words at other times either. Sometimes when a word is in its appropriate context I will use it, but never in front of my kids.
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• Canada
16 Apr 07
that's how i feel, i don't swear in front of my parents or at work or in front of my child. but i used to when i was with my friends. then i figured why am i doing this. there is no need to say it so i barely ever swear.
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
16 Apr 07
I do sometimes swear in front of my son. He is older now, but when he was younger I never swore in front of him. He himself has always known better and he does not swear.
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@betchai (141)
• Philippines
16 Apr 07
I do swear in front of my kid. It makes me look credible to her.
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@astromama (1226)
• United States
16 Apr 07
I think it has to do with the kind of swearing. My mom used to say the 'S' word all the time, like when she dropped something, cut herself, or stubbed a toe. I thought it was funny, but I never swore around her until I was grown, and even now I watch my language out of respect. I think words are just words, and some of them carry more powerful meanings... I guess what I'm trying to say is that I feel it's important to teach my son to speak mindfully and to use appropriate words. If he's a teenager and stubs his toe and says the 'S' word, am I going to get mad? No. He will most likely use colorful language as an adult, so I can't very well try and keep his speech pristine and pure forever, but as a small child he will be told that kind of language is inappropriate for children.
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• United States
16 Apr 07
I swear in front of them sometimes but not a whole lot. I don't really mind if they swear occasionally, as long as they are not swearing AT someone! For instance if they fall down the stairs and say, "D---," I wouldn't get mad. But if they said, "F-- you" to someone, I'd be upset.
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• United States
15 Apr 07
My kids are not allowed to swear, but I have to admit that I will catch myself sometimes saying things I shouldn't. Because of this, I will not get mad at my kids if they say something wrong, but just explain to them that they can not say it since it's wrong and that mommy shouldn't say it either.
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