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Parents-Do you curse around your kids?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by blowtorch, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. Gardo

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    I don’t have the habit of cursing but sometimes I need to censor myself
    Example , When my daughter was very young I was driving through a parking lot with her safely in a car seat. Someone pulled right in front of me.I really wanted to say something but knew she was learning to talking so I said something like”wha, dah,dah ,dah. Right away I heard an echo from the back seat”wha,dah,dah,dah”
     
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    it happens, try not too.
     
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    I never swore AT them, but I have to confess to occasionally doing it in front of them.

    Anyway, they're all in their 30's now, but now I don't swear in front of my grand-kids (which is mostly an 'online' relationship these days) although I suspect the older ones know some words I don't...
     
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    My kids are well grown up now (40 ish) but - No, never.
    PS. But I can swear like a Troooper... Interestingly one son rarely uses bad language the other has been known to, but neither of them do so around thier own kids,... So I'll take that as a result :)
     
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    Wife did/does, I avoid it.

    German girls...:rolleyes:
     
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    My kids are grown, so I’m not quite as careful around them as I used to be. But, I’ve been on job sites where to get a construction worker’s attention, I would have to have language that would make a chief petty officer blush. So, there were always a few slips. Now, I’m somewhat careful around kids, more around grandkids, and the general public.
     
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    I’m 61. My dad was a writer and always said, “Don’t let swear words go unused, but save them for when they are truly appropriate. That’ll scare the sh*t out of people.”

    I have used them sparingly around my kids. My youngest is now a 21 year old architecture student who is wonderfully articulate, but she can swear like a sailor to great effect. As needed, of course. [emoji6]


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    Not a tenth as much as they curse around me.

    They learned it from their mother.
     
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    what about racism and hate? do your kids hear those words coming out of you?
     
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    Same here. Nowadays it's just my 16 year old son and myself. Of course the things he and his friends say make me cringe and yell "Clean it up or shut the f++k up"!
    God if I ever said anything remotely when I was a kid like he does my parents would smack the the crap out of me. Funny...my mom would say s##t, dammit and son of a b###h but my dad never said a bad word in front of us kids.
     
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    We tried not to curse when our son was little but relaxed our standards over the years. I myself find cursing to be amusing, useful and fun.

    Nowadays I am frequently amused and delighted with the unexpected new places my 18-year-old son can make common expletives go. He’s got a good filter and a pretty good audience meter so I don’t worry about it.
     
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    Swearing has become as automatic as breathing at this point in my life unfortunately
     
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    Maybe. I can't remember the refrain.
     
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    My parents did not curse/swear in my presence, and to this day pretty much keep it clean.

    But when I was a kid in the 60s I was at a classmate's house and the dad was home. I heard a bunch of GD, S, F, etc. like I'd never heard. A big eye-opener.

    Anyway, 50 years later?

    No. Do not use that language in front of the kids.

    Let them learn it on the street. :lol:
     
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    I remember one time my daughter said F it in front of her grandmother.
     
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    Funny you should say that I had a similar experience, not with a classmate, but with one of my dads' friends. Dad hardly swore that I can remember, but whenever we visited this friend of his you'd hear language that would make a sailor blush.
     
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    Me, too. I did retrain myself not to swear biblically, since that's a silly thing for an atheist to do. Earlier this week I knocked a gravy boat off a shelf and as shattered I blurted, "bug!", my contraction of bugger. My wife, as always was on my case:

    Why did you feel the need to shout something?
    Well, I didn't go through any reflection, the word just popped out.
    But why, why?
    It's automatic.
    I don't shout something when I drop things.
    I bow to your superiority.
    You need to develop more control over what you say.
    My brain just isn't wired that way.
    Maybe if you meditated on it.
    <I bow, deeply>
     
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    You always struck me as an intelligent person. My post is just a generalized personal observation :)
     
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