Okay, fellow bloggers and readers. What are your thoughts on swearing around your kid?
I just went through some of my old posts...and my goodness. I've got the mouth (at least on paper) of a sailor. I promise I'm not that bad in person...but I do curse occasionally.
So, for those of you with "potty mouths," do you do it in front of your kids? How do you teach them not to say those things?
I majored in Communication and the last thing I want to do is give power to the word...BUT, because many of these words already have some sort of power in our culture, I don't want my child saying those things until he's at least 30 years old. Or ever.
And he's so innocent and sweet. I don't want him hearing them either.
So, how do I teach my child (I'm worrying about this prematurely...he's only 3.5 months old) that these words exist and that many of them carry powerful meaning in our culture (ooorrrr...just make you sound like Honey Boo Boo's family) but that he should never, ever say them?
*Sigh* Really, the whole point of this post is for me to tell you all that I'm improving my language. That's all.