swearing

Kristy - posted on 01/20/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 3 year old picked up a bad word somewhere and now it seems to be his favourite word. F this and F that. I have tried explaing it to him, giving him time outs. I dont know what else to try.

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Jasmin - posted on 01/22/2009

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My daughter was shocking with bad words, I tried everything known to man but the one thing i found that worked was completely ignoring it,eventually she realised she couldn't get my attention by saying it and got bored with it.

Michelle - posted on 01/21/2009

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My 3 yr old did the same thing, I'm sure its quite normal but also annoying and embarrasing! I tried different approaches but the one that seemed to work is this: when he said it, I calmly told him "That is not a good word and you are not allowed to say it". If he kept saying it I ignored him. The less attention I gave to it, the sooner he gave up on it. He might have moved on to another bad word, but he understood that I did not want him to say it. If I told him over and over and over not to say it, of course he said it more. Time outs didnt work. I kept my words brief, to the point and did not make a speech about it. On this, it just seemed the fun wore off because I ignored it or just gave a disapproving look.

Lexi - posted on 01/20/2009

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Try smacking his mouth everytime he says it and then explaing that it is a bad word and little boys do not say that word. I did the same thing when my son began biting me. I smacked him a few times and explained that it wasn't a very nice thing to do and he hasn't bit anyone or anything since.

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