Profanity and kids

.kaycat .kaycat
Do you put a filter on your mouth around kids?
Or change the way you talk to be at their level around them even when talking amongst other adults.
And what about people who don't. Is it okay for kids under 10 to be saying vulgar things?
05/07/2013
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dancingduo dancingduo
I put a filter on my mouth because I work in business and feel that using such language is not a sign of intelligence.

consequently, I do not want my kids using these words either.
05/07/2013
stacylyn stacylyn
Quote:
Originally posted by .kaycat
Do you put a filter on your mouth around kids?
Or change the way you talk to be at their level around them even when talking amongst other adults.
And what about people who don't. Is it okay for kids under 10 to be saying vulgar things?
Yes I do
05/07/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
I for sure do. I think it's important that kids understand the power of words. Not that they have to fear them or give words power over THEM, but to understand the power words have on others, in terms of upsetting people. Not swearing and such is a big part of that.

I feel like it's important to let kids know (when they ask about it, which they will) that the words aren't themselves bad, but are rude and only adults should use them in bad or dire situations. I certainly wouldn't want to teach a kid a word they otherwise wouldn't have known by swearing around them!
05/07/2013
HarlequinBunnie HarlequinBunnie
Quote:
Originally posted by .kaycat
Do you put a filter on your mouth around kids?
Or change the way you talk to be at their level around them even when talking amongst other adults.
And what about people who don't. Is it okay for kids under 10 to be saying vulgar things?
When my Godson's are around I try to watch my mouth however I won't do baby talk. Kids are little people who understand a lot more then most think. No, on kids using profane language. I hate when little kids use curse words and the parents think it's cute. A two year old shouldn't run around using the "F" word. Foul language is NOT cute nor is it precious coming out of a childs mouth.
05/07/2013
peachmarie peachmarie
I filter my mouth around kids, sometimes i get excited and accidentally let something slip if i don't see there is a child around.
05/07/2013
js250 js250
I definitely do--but I do not talk 'down' to a kids level, I talk to them as I do with other people.....They are just younger, not stupid.
05/07/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I do watch what I say around children (or generally anyone who could become uncomfortable). My cousin is so vulgar around her children and it pisses me off. Here are some of the things her children have said to me:

- 4 years old: "My dad is a fucking asshole." (She was mad that he wouldn't give her ice cream before she ate dinner).
- 7 years old: "[Some singer] is so hot. I want to have sex with him" (does humping motion).
- 7 years old: "My girlfriend broke up with me and got with [some other kid's name]. I bet my dick is bigger than his!"
- 8 or 9 years old: "I'm tired of this shit! When am I going to get some damn tits?!"

I try to explain to the kids why they saying things like these aren't appropriate. However, it means nothing when they go home and their mom continues to talk the way she goes."
05/07/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I filter a decent amount, but I'll occasionally let some slip
05/07/2013
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Well, to be honest, it all starts with the parent. It is the parent's responsibility to set the standard of behavior (or conduct of any kind) expected of little children.

Children of any age simply 'mimic' the tone and choice of words they hear from their parents and perhaps others adults. If you do your part to bridle (or in this case filter) the choice of words which you use in a conversation and NOT use profanity, you begin to set the example of what I consider "appropriate behavior". Furthermore, it is a matter of discipline. If your child comes home using a foul word, determine the source and instruct your child not to use it again. Perhaps give them a 'time-out' (or some other form of discipline, like not visit their friend's house) for the behavior and that such a consequence will set the correct conduct expected of your child. Remember, your responsibility is only of your child; no one else.

In my walk, I find that I don't use any kind of profanity. As others here have said, a two-year old shouldn't run around using the "F" word. Foul language is NOT cute nor should it come from a child's mouth or for that matter NOT even an adult's mouth! Quite frankly, I avoid people who use profanity! Go to church sometime and you will know very quickly that foul language is definitely inappropriate.
05/07/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by .kaycat
Do you put a filter on your mouth around kids?
Or change the way you talk to be at their level around them even when talking amongst other adults.
And what about people who don't. Is it okay for kids under 10 to be saying vulgar things?
I try to screen myself, but today I called someone an a$$hole in front of my child...to be fair, he was on his cellphone and cut me off. I was scared and mad, and my potty mouth just appeared.
05/07/2013
married with children married with children
I always have a filter on my mouth. I always speak my mind, but I dont use profanity when possible.
05/07/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
I try to be respectful of others in general and usually have a filter on.
05/08/2013
mpfm mpfm
I always aim to keep the conversation appropriate for whatever situation I am in.
05/08/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I always have my filter on, unless I am with close friends. Any well-mannered person does the same.
05/08/2013
JinxPinx JinxPinx
Quote:
Originally posted by KinkyKatieJames
I do watch what I say around children (or generally anyone who could become uncomfortable). My cousin is so vulgar around her children and it pisses me off. Here are some of the things her children have said to me:

- 4 years old: "My dad ... More
woooow.. just wow lol
05/09/2013
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