how can i stop my 3 almost 4 year old from cussing ive tried hot sause,soap,hot peppers and her still does it


Amy - posted on 12/20/2012




Ignore it and then have a conversation with whoever is using the words around your little one.

Lakota - posted on 12/20/2012




First of all, stop using hot sauce, soap, and hot peppers. That's abusive and rediculous. Your child has learned to cuss from either you or someone else around him. Stop that behavior and your child will stop. Don't punish him for something someone has taught him. Children aren't born knowing those words.


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Jody - posted on 12/22/2012




Wow. Yeah agreed on stopping those cruel punishments. That is only gonna make it worse. My kids never cursed. But I make sure they understand they are bad words. Dont ignore it because your son is gonna think it´s ok to use that language. My nieces came from Mexico talking very but extremely bad. The worst. But I just talked to them alot, and whenever a bad word would slip I would tell them we dont use that kind of language, they would apologize. I would tell them its ok just dont say it again. Now they dont use bad language at all. Oh and if he is the a repeater try to avoid bad mouths. Or ask them to respect the fact that your child is around.

Denise - posted on 12/21/2012




My grandson really struggled with cussing as well. And he learned the words from his parents and music. They tell him he can't say those words but they can because their adults. It is awful. We teach our kids by being positive role models. Our actions speak much loader than our words. So, please stop letting your child be around the swearing.

Jodi - posted on 12/21/2012




You didn't see that woman who was charged for child abuse for force-feeding her child hot sauce as a punishment?

I agree with the others, stop punishing and start ignoring the behaviour. Get whoever is saying the words to stop. The behaviour will stop.

Amanda - posted on 12/20/2012




Stop with the hot sauce, soap and hot peppers, thats just cruel.

My daughter who turned 3 a few months back went through a phase of swearing and she has been told that they are naughty words and she is not to use them. I then had words with the person that used the words around her.
She understands that they are bad words that only adults use and when she hears someone swear she will now tell them off

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