Mom Confession: My Child Uses Bad Language

Kim Conte

It's time for a Mom Confession -- because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.

This Week's Confession:

I have a 2 year old that is going around saying "oh sh*t." I am not one to use foul language of any sort, but his dad does. He's some how managed to stop using the F-word on his own (it only lasted a day and a half). We have treated the S-word the same, hoping it would go away on its own. It's been about two weeks now...

We have put him in time out for it. We have let him taste just a drop of soap. We have tried teaching him an alternative—such as "Oh Crap". We even ignore it. We never made a big fuss over it until it started every day for the last week and a half. We don't mind him saying it because he don't know what it means, but it's becoming an embarrassment for us when we go out in public or have family and friends over. Have you gone through this or have any helpful advice?


Have you ever been unable to stop your toddler from using bad words?

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We all have secrets -- so thanks to JuneWestling for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgmental!

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