Please tell me what I can do to stop my 3 year old son from cursing, especially at daycare?

Leah - posted on 04/12/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )




We have tried taking things away, and making him stand in tim-out! We have even tried pepper but he them told us it was yummy!!! I need help b/c daycare call me almost once a week b/c he has said a new word and they are really trying to work with me but at some point they will prob have to suspend him!


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Ashley - posted on 05/03/2010




my oldest son is four and I had the same exact problem with him , I tried everything when it came to discpline and what I found works is I took a big piece of red paper and made a chart with the days for the month on it and told him that everyday that he did not swear I would put a sticker and if he swore then not and if he went everyday not swearing he could buy something from the store his choice (within reason) . the first week he still swore so I had to think of something so I asked him for his top 4 things he wanted (1 toy , one outing, one snack, and a $5 allowance) and that if he did not swear for seven days he could pick one of the four after that he never swore he just got into the habit and after about 2 1/2 months he didn't need the board and I replaced it with a chore board for his allowance (brush teeth, pick up toys , dress himself etc) .

Carla - posted on 04/14/2010




If you are not using curse words at home there is no reason why he should be using them. Find out if he is picking them up from a family member, daycare, wherever! Do your homework work! and good luck!!

Fawn - posted on 04/14/2010




my daughter has been swearing also she hears it once and she repeats it. right now her fav word is bullshit and she thinks its so funny

Theresa - posted on 04/12/2010




Where is he hearing these words from? If you and/or his dad are using those words he will too. He won't understand why he can't say thm if you are. If he is hearing them from you or dad, then you need to stop using those words in front of hi or he won't stop either.

Aleesha - posted on 04/12/2010




ive always been told to ignore it when it first starts because kids devour attention good or bad at a young age, he just wants to get a rise out of you, they say it will eventually move out of his vocabulary . im not sure if this helped but i hope it did and you can fix it!

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