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What to do when your child swears

February 10th, 2011

What should you do if your child swears?

Kids hear cussing at school, from their peers (yes, in elementary school too) and even their teachers. They hear it on TV, on YouTube, in their music. Just about every form of media contains some profanity. Kids become so accustom to it that they think it’s no big deal.

But to me, swearing is not something we should accept. I believe if we hold a high standard at home, our kids will grow up without the need to use profanity.

Here are some ways to help your children learn not to use foul language:

1. Explain to your child that just because they hear other people swear does not mean it’s acceptable.

2. Keep profanity out of your home by turning off TV shows that are inappropriate. (Yes, that means you have to miss a LOT of shows, but hey, you’re not missing much.)

3. Adults are not given a free pass to swear. Set a good example.

4. Teach your children that when they swear, they are earning a poor reputation. Having a reputation as a “bad” kid will get them into further trouble.

How do you keepĀ  your kids from using profanity?

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