Melissa - posted on 11/16/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hello everyone. I have a new baby girl (2 months old). My husband has a bad habit of saying cuss words. He knows I never liked it and even before my daughter came along I explained to him that he shouldn't talk that way in front of children. However, he isn't even trying to refrain. I know my baby isn't old enough to comprehend these words yet, but some day she will be old enough to repeat them. I don't believe raising kids with the "Do as I say and not as I do" way. I believe that children learn through the example of their elders. I can set the example by not saying bad words, but my husband probably won't. It will be like a double standard to tell her not to cuss when her father does it everyday. I can't change my husband, but how can I raise my daughter not to say the things her father says?