Are you ok with cussing around your baby/little children?

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Are you ok with family members cussing profusedly in front of your young kids?
    No : (64 votes)
    56 %
    Yes : (18 votes)
    16 %
    ok as long as it's only a few slip ups but not every other word : (33 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    How young is young? If they’re under a year old, no big deal. But between 1 and 2 there’s always the chance that they could parrot it. And after 2 they’re talking! So DEFINITELY would have an issue with that.

    I would have no problem asking family not to swear around my kid. And if they didn’t listen, then they don’t get to see the kid!

    Post # 5
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    2524 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    @sunelake27:  The way I would handle it is to pause the conversation for a moment and say, “excuse me, but could you refrain from using adult language around our kids? We don’t want them to repeat those words and get in trouble at school.”

    I know it’s uncomfortable, but it’s easier to deal with this than the fallout (teachers, other parents, etc).

    Post # 6
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    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Personally, I don’t have children yet. But I am always cautious of my behavior around children. I try hard not to cuss (although it slips out now and then) and I won’t get drunk or do other things that the child could misunderstand. I think grown up things should be left to the grown ups, not done in front of children.

    Post # 7
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    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    Nope, I definitely wouldn’t be okay with it. I feel like it’s bad manners and not the kind of environment I would want my child in.

    Post # 8
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    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    @gingerkitten:  I think that’s how I would deal with it as well.

    Post # 9
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I’m not ok with anyone EVER cursing a lot in regular conversation, kids or not.  Save it for when you’re in a really intense situation that warrants it.  I find it vulgar and unnecessary to curse in everyday conversations.

    Post # 10
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    457 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it really depends on the age of the child…If they are talking…absolutely not.  If it’s an infant? Not really a big deal in my opinion.

    Post # 11
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    6866 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Absolutely not OK.  Dealbreaker. That person would be invited to leave and they would not be allowed near my child again if they could not acquire  a filter. As for parents who do this in front of their kids, I think it’s disgusting and harmful.  

    Obviously, if it was a one time slip I’d have a conversation with the person.  But if it were persistent, that is another story.

    Post # 12
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    5192 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @lollygagon: +1.  I also don’t have kids yet but try to clean up my language & behavior around children.  

    Post # 13
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    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @sunelake27:  Oh no! I read your topic and as soon as I saw it I thought NO! But then I accidentally voted yes, whoops! 🙁 I will admit that not having kids yet, there have been a couple of times where something has slipped around some of my younger cousins but I felt absolutely terrible afterward!

    Post # 14
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    You’re the parent so you should just say hey, he/she’s copying a lot of what we say these days so can we try not to cuss in front of him/her? It’s not rude imo.

     

    Post # 15
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    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t swear anyway, so I don’t really see what the big deal is. Your life isn’t enriched by those words and I don’t know why you would need to expose a child to that.

    Post # 16
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    1016 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    This makes me feel like a poohead because we went tobogganing on a busy hill with TONS of kids on boxing day and I totally screamed out “SHIT!!” as I barrelled down the hill watching myself slide towards a “jump”. It slipped out and I left right away hahaha 

     

     

     

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