How do you feel about swearing in front of your children?

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  1. gladuec

    gladuec Yellow Belt

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    Today when I got home from work my girl was watching mob wives and I said something like damn what a c**t so she trips out on me. I think I should be able to talk how I want around the little ones they're gonna hear it sooner or later anyways why shelter them?
     
  2. MC Paul Barman

    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Now that I recently had my first child (well, wife did)...
    I'm not a fan of it.

    But, I'm not a fan of casual swearing that much anyway.
     
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    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Sure...
    but, there's no harm in exercising a hint of class too.
     
  4. picasso

    picasso Blue Belt

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    They will absolutely be exposed to it.

    But they are probably less likely to swear if their parents do. I have a son and daughter. Him, I'm not so concerned about. Men swear. I would prefer that she doesn't though. So I don't in front of her.
     
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    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Not all men.

    I've been trying to be less casual (as well as reactive) with it.

    When I see some guy just cursing a blue streak in casual conversation I'm not too impressed by it.
     
  6. TexasDrugAddict**

    TexasDrugAddict** Silver Belt

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    Doesn't bother me at all but it bugs my wife, so i try not to. My kid even correct me when i do. She say "Daddy you said a bad word" and I'll say "Cause I am a Bad Mother Fucker". Then wife will give me that look and i STFU..
     
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    I don't or try very hard not to swear in front of my 4 yr old. Wouldn't want him repeating those words, especially at school.

    Although 2 weeks ago I was playing a video game in the bedroom and said ahh fuck, not loud at all. That night my wife tells my 4 yr old son to go brush his teeth and he lets out a big sigh and says "ahh fuck". She was pissed at me.
     
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    Strychnine Steel Belt

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    I'm not a fan of swearing and I don't do it or allow it in my home. I'm not a prude or anything, but I'm just not a fan of swearing.
     
  9. FyrFytr998

    FyrFytr998 Not my clowns. Not my circus. (2020)

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    I watch what I say "most" of the time.

    One rule I have is I do not censor their music. They'd an listen to what they want, but they know they are not allowed to sing it outside the house or car.
     
  10. ufcfan4

    ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    from now on when anyone drops the c--- bomb im going to react the way Wahlberg does in Ted just for lulz. that had me cracking up for some reason.
     
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    ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    the funny thing is i swear MUCH more among my family (i mean the family in which i grew up dont have wife/kids yet) than I do around my friends. I never really understood it but i guess its just a sign of ultimate comfort among my relatives that i dont worry about offending sensibilities or anything like that. with my friends, you never know who might not like hearing profanity, etc- so i sort of automatically restrict it a bit.

    i wouldnt want to swear in front of my kids though if they were very young. once they get to like 13, 14 that's another story.
     
  12. gladuec

    gladuec Yellow Belt

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    Yeah I can understand where you and my girlfriend are coming from with the class thing. But at the end of the day for me anyways I want my kids to remember me for who I really was I wasnt an angel, I didnt work in a bank, I went through hard times and its just a part of who I was.
     
  13. casualfan

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    Grew up in a family where swearing is taboo so I don't swear. It doesn't make any conversation better anyway.

    I believe it wouldn't really be an issue with my future kids.
     
  14. BRF

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    I try not to but I slip often. I curse like a trucker so typically I try to act like my children are my grandmother. I don't swear around her and try to keep it like that around them as well. I have a bad habit of swearing when stuff goes wrong or I get angry. That's typically where the slips come from.
     
  15. bubkusjones

    bubkusjones Brown Belt

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    Well, if I don't teach them, who will? Where will they learn that essential life skill? What about the children? WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!??!?!??!??!?!!!?!!!!
     
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    Some of you motherfuckers should take up yoga or pilates or something.
     
  17. TonyMontoya

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    Slightly off topic, but why do people react so horriby to the word "c*nt"? It really cuts through a conversation in an almost time stopping way for some.
     
  18. BBKAllDay

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    I feel like this isn't as bad these days with all the teens running around saying it.
     
  19. Nonsense

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    Children will grow up encountering a lot of situations in which swearing is socially unacceptable and even socially detrimental. For their own good, make swearing the exception in their world rather than the norm.
     
  20. Iceman_Fan09

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    I don't really understand the need for swearing. Sure, it made us feel cool as teens, but as mature adults it's unnecessary in most environments.
     

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