Alyssa told me that many of her friends’ parents not only curse, but also curse at their children. I guess I am naive, but I can not imagine saying profane words “at” my daughter especially on a daily basis! Exactly how do parents expect their children to respect them, if the children are disrespected by their parents?
“Swearing” and “profanity” describe a word, expression, gesture, or other social behavior which is socially interpreted as insulting, rude, vulgar, desecrating, or disrespectful.
I heard on the on the radio the other day that 31% of children ask their parents to stop cursing. Many people punish their children for using profanity, and yet they use it regularly. I believe as parents that we should “practice what we preach” with everything and that includes not cursing or cursing.
As a whole, society has become tolerant of cursing and profane gestures. Comedians who use the most profane language are upheld in their cursing by having tickets sell out to their shows. Any time of the day you can find someone “flipping the bird” while driving on the highway to show their total aggravation and disapproval of another driver. Bathroom walls of public restrooms have cuss words carved into the tile and plaster. Television shows and movies have intermittent and sometimes constant cursing. This is just a few of the things pertaining to profanity that society has grown to tolerate.
Do you approve? Do you believe it is “ok” to curse? Do you believe it is “ok” for your child to curse?” If yes, at what age does your child have to be before he has your approval to curse? If you do not approve of cursing, why? Does anyone still wash their child’s mouth out with soap for cursing or is that now child abuse?
What happened to breathing deeply and counting to ten before speaking?
I’ve created a poll in the right side bar too…(it got corrupted so I deleted it)