I’m curious about how you moms feel about cursing in front of your kids? Is it an issue to you? Do you find it awful or do you do it? I curse a lot, but I really try not to do so in front of my kids.
I just read a really great article at Scary Mommy by Kate Levkoff of Nursing and Cursing. The article, 5 Reasons I Don’t Give An Eff About Swearing In Front Of My Kids, and it really got me thinking about this topic. In a hilarious manner, Kate makes five excellent points about why she and her husband long ago chucked any efforts at not cursing in front of her kids. While I found myself agreeing with four out of five of her points, I also started coming up with my own counterpoints – 5 Reasons Maybe you SHOULD give an Eff about swearing in front of your kids.
This happened to be a really timely article, because just last week my eight-year-old son said to me, “Mommy, I like going to *Jack’s house. His parents never, ever use curse words.” Woah.
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I strongly agree with Kate that as adults, we make adult decisions, and our children need to know what is acceptable and not acceptable for them. I drink wine in front of my kids, and they know it’s for adults only. And sometimes I swear in front of them.
I wrote a whole article about this topic over at Columbia, SC Mom’s Blog. I’d love if you’d hop over and read my reasons for why you SHOULD give an eff about swearing in front of your littles.