By Tiffany Waites - Posted on Jul 13, 2011 1 3 I've never punished my kiddos for saying a curse word. I simply tell them that it's an adult word and they aren't allowed to use it yet. Also, that it's ugly and we don't even need to use those words and that we're all going to try and not to. 7 By Melissa Chuback - commented on Jul 16, 2011 0 30 I am the same way they are adult words I bet most of us use them everyday. Biggest thing in my opinion is not to overreact cause then we give our child the golden ticket to piss you off with yet one more thing. If it's persistent I send my kids to their rooms and when they have thought about it they must come up with a plan to help themselves remember other words like sugar or darn are way more appropriate. Also helping them understand that it may not be a big deal at home but that they will get into trouble at school or work or even friends houses.