Kids and Cursing: How to React?
A few days ago, my two-year-old daughter reached a milestone. She cursed…and she used the word in the right context.
We experienced this when my son was her age and after a few embarrassing moments (like when he screamed, “this is BULL---T” after our plane had been delayed for a few hours), we curbed our potty mouths. But as soon as he started to “know better” we got careless and started up again.
I think the most challenging part about this (besides actually stopping OURSELVES from doing it) is knowing how to react. It’s hard not to laugh the first few times it happens. But we don’t want to encourage it - and on the flip-side, my daughter can sense a MILE away whether or not you want her to do something or don’t want her to do something…and then she’ll do the exact opposite. So if we reprimand her, it could possibly result in her doing it more.
I’m not proud of this bad habit my husband and I have and I think what scares us the most is that we’ll get a phone call from a parent asking why our child taught their child how to drop the f-bomb.
Any advice from others who have gone down this road?