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Old 11-18-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Most Parents want to keep their kids from listening to curse words and lookin' at violent movies when the parents themselves be using profanity in front of their kids, sometimes it's like a cursing marathon from the parents.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Wallis and Futuna
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Most Parents want to keep their kids from listening to curse words and lookin' at violent movies when the parents themselves be using profanity in front of their kids, sometimes it's like a cursing marathon from the parents.
It's because some people only know how to breed, not how to parent. But they try to do both, and fail.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I don't know any parents who use curse words in front of children.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA... where the nest is now empty!
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I don't know any parents who use curse words in front of children.
Neither do I.
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Wallis and Futuna
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My ex-boss swears in front of her kids all the time. The pathetic thing, is she's the president of her school's PTA.
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:02 PM
 
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Most of the people I know who swear in front of their kids don't do it on purpose. Obviously some do, but I doubt they're generally the ones who are very worried about their kids swearing.

I know other people who have tried to explain to their kids that swear words are for adults, not kids. I think the ideal would be to not swear in front of kids, period, but at the same time I think it's also valid to point out that adults can do things that kids can't do. At least adults, in theory, know when it's okay to swear and when it's not. I bet the PTA president, for example, can keep her language clean when she's volunteering in the classroom or at a job interview.
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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IME, the parents who are concerned about swearing in movies and by other people, are not the ones swearing in front of their kids (excepting the occasional slip up). The parents who are taking their 5 yo to see R rated movies full of "language" (among other things) are most likely also not too worried about dropping the F-bomb either.
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:11 AM
 
Location: maryland
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I don't know any parents who use curse words in front of children.

You never met my parents then have you? My fathers favorite phrase growing up rhymed with dock and shucker. However that got bit in the rear end when i began using it at holiday parties when i was 3.....oh the joy. Granny sitting next to her little angel....when her little mouth would open and instead of sweet words of love.....the sounds of construction workers would instead emerge .
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:13 AM
 
Location: maryland
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Most of the people I know who swear in front of their kids don't do it on purpose. Obviously some do, but I doubt they're generally the ones who are very worried about their kids swearing.

I know other people who have tried to explain to their kids that swear words are for adults, not kids. I think the ideal would be to not swear in front of kids, period, but at the same time I think it's also valid to point out that adults can do things that kids can't do. At least adults, in theory, know when it's okay to swear and when it's not. I bet the PTA president, for example, can keep her language clean when she's volunteering in the classroom or at a job interview.
I always tell parents who push out that little gem that "you lead by example". If you don't want your kids to do it....don't do it in front of them. Pulling out that little card does nothing but ensure they will do it anyway.
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:15 AM
 
Location: maryland
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IME, the parents who are concerned about swearing in movies and by other people, are not the ones swearing in front of their kids (excepting the occasional slip up). The parents who are taking their 5 yo to see R rated movies full of "language" (among other things) are most likely also not too worried about dropping the F-bomb either.
I agree with you there....i have yet to meet a parent like that who is walking around saying f this and f that.
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