Swearing - when children swear
swear; swearing; ;
Many parents have times when they are worried by or cross about their children swearing.
There are many different reasons why children use language that their parents do not approve of, and often there are differences of opinion between parents about what they think is a problem and what is not. Before dealing with your child's swearing behaviour both parents need to talk about their own values about swearing.
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