How do I stop the cheeky potty mouth phase?

Anthea - posted on 10/08/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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What does one do to stop ones son from finding everything bodily funny at innapropriate times! He talks about farting and pooping and he said shit yesterday. He takes great delight in sticking his finger in his sisters bums and trying to touch their fanny's. When playing games he calls people "loser" and generally becomes quite embarissing. My attempts to chastise him are met with laughs and even time out and a hiding following if he does not comply get met with either more laughter or a full blown throw down temper tantrum. I try to walk away when this happens, but it does not solve the problem.

He is an extremely strong minded individual which I know will stand him in good stead when he is older, but my attempts at raising a son with empathy are being thwarted.

What the heck do I do?

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Madison - posted on 10/10/2012

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I rhink u should put them in the coner until they learn there lession or tak something away from them that they like and put it yp soe where thay cant find or reach and then give it back to them until you think they deserve it thats what i do if my kids have a potty mouth and talk rude to me

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Jessica - posted on 10/08/2012

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I hope you didn't feel I was being too Preachy, that's just what I try to practice.

Jessica - posted on 10/08/2012

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First thing I would do, is figure out where he is seeing this type of behavior & cut whatever/whoever out of the picture. If its a "who", they can start coming back around when they figure what the word appropriate means. If its a "what", I would permanently ban this influence from my home.

If other methods are not working, he needs to be reminded that privileges are earned, not just a given. I have to remind my 5 year old DD of that fact from time to time.

Proper manners And helping out around the house earn privileges, inappropriate behaviors and not doing what you are supposed to get them revoked.

Remember to Praise good behavior.

If he wants to throw a tantrum, let him. When he's finished, then time out starts. He learns that tantrums only prolong the inevitable & that you don't get out of discipline this way.

The purpose of the time out is to give both of you time to calm down, so you can discuss what happened because people don't communicate effectively when they are upset.

Most important of all...

Consistency, consistency, consistency...

I know it is easier said than done, but practice it every time you think of it & it becomes easier to remember to practice.

I wish you the best of luck & may the Lord be w/ you.

Amy - posted on 10/08/2012

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I do believe boys will be boys so unfortunately what they find funny is usually gross to everyone around them, but the whole touching his sisters has got to stop! I would start talking to him about personal space, respecting boundaries, and the privacy of others. You need to get a hold of that behavior before he starts school or else he could find himself in serious trouble.



As far as the language I would just set boundaries, like not while people are eating, and absolutely no swearing allowed anytime. You can continue with the timeouts, but put him somewhere where he can't provide entertainment for everyone, if a tantrum ensues send him till his room until he's calmed down.

Anthea - posted on 10/08/2012

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I forgot to mention that he will be 5yrs old next month - quite young for a toughie no?

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