CURB INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE RIGHT AWAY

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CURB INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE RIGHT AWAY

Parents are usually shocked the first time they find out that their youngster's vocabulary may include a variety of swear words or obscenities. It is important to be aware that making a big fuss over these words will most likely only increase the child's fascination with them.
The most successful treatment is to tell your child quickly, firmly, and calmly that you don't approve of those words. In this way you communicate your values to your child. If your child lives in an environment where he constantly hears these words being used by others, it is important for you to explain to your child that your values are different from those of other people.
Use this opportunity to express your own values to your child by stating firmly, for example, "In our family, we don't use swear words like that."

   

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