It’s normal for kids to swear at one time or another. Young kids will often repeat something they’ve heard. Older kids often want to test their parents’ reactions. If your child has started using a few choice words, there are several discipline options that can curb his colorful language.

Think About Your Family Values

Your family values will play a big role in deciding how to respond to swear words.

For some families, swearing is no big deal and parents accept that kids are likely to use curse words. For families who are particularly offended by swearing, it’s important to address the problem right away.

But either way, talk to your child about how different people have different values. So while you might swear, it’s offensive to other people. Or, if your family doesn’t swear, make sure your child knows he might overhear curse words from other people.

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What to do About Kids Swearing
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