Jessica - posted on 07/22/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )
My son will be three on July 27th. The other day he was playing with some of his toys and threw one of them. I told him to come to me so I could talk to him about what he did. He told me to wait. After repeating my request three times he finally grunted and groaned and said "damn it mommy!" and came over. Stunned I scolded him and sent him to time out. I was very shocked that he used the words in the right context, yet I am not sure that he realizes what he is getting scolded for. Any suggestions on how I can go about teaching him that these words are not to be said? I know I am guilty for slipping up in from of him, but I also know that it comes from the people that surround us, tv, etc. I don't want it to become a problem, yet I do not want to make him feel as if he does nothing but wrong. He is so sensitive. Help me!