Badd words!

Tami - posted on 02/27/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son will NOT stop saying a certain bad word!!! what can I do???

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Kesa - posted on 03/11/2010

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1. Turn off the TV
2. Watch the people talking around him
3. Explain to him that it's a bad word and why. Kids ALWAYS need to know why. Incredibly for some reason, they have enough logic to know that nothing is true unless there is a reason behind it.
4. Time out when using the word. Have a special chair in the corner with a timer, three minutes for the bad word. If he moves, put him back.

You know I saw on nanny 911, when the child had a potty mouth every time they had to say the bad word they had to close the door put a piece of toilet paper in the toilet until they got it out of their system. I never really got that, that sounds like an expensive water and plumbing bill.

Kelsey - posted on 03/09/2010

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My daughter has had the same problem. I don't think just because your child picks it up necessarily means its your fault your child heard it. You can't shelter them from everything. They can hear it just walking into walmart. I did what sara did and just gave my daughter a similar word, but I do however have a naughty mouth sometimes and now that she is older I have explained to her its a bad word grown ups say and shes not allowed to say it until shes 40. hehe. it has actually worked. I dont like to get too down on it because its just a word but she knows she's not allowed to use it.

Kristina - posted on 03/09/2010

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well not trying to make anyone mad but with a toddler they do what they see and say what they hear. If they hear mommy or daddy saying bad words they think its ok for them to say it. I do not allow cussing around my 2 yr old for that purpose. We as parents teach them there vocabulary and how to do everyday things. Maybe trying to make sure theres no profanity used around him.

Jennifer - posted on 03/08/2010

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When mine do say a "bad word' I just tell them that is not for little boys to say, that those are adult words and most of the time that works pretty well. It's so hard these day because there are so many places for them to hear it from. Good Luck!

Sara - posted on 03/08/2010

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I try and correct my 2 year old with a word that sounds like it. When she picked up the "F" Word, When I heard it i corrected her with fire truck and now I haven't heard the F bomb drop in a long time.

Ashley - posted on 03/07/2010

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i am going throught the same thing with my daughter and the only thing i know is time out and some times it works sometimes it dont i just tell her in a way she can understand that it is wrong you dont want to yell but be firm and use time out

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