Tuesday, May 22, 2007

This is for you Karen...

Clean up your child's potty mouth.

"Keeping bad language out of your child's vocabulary is as easy as watching what you say." (imagine that!)

"...The best way to teach kids not to use bad language is to set an example by curbing your own vocabulary. But when you accidentally curse in front of a small child, there are steps you can take to lessen the blow.

Backtrack — As soon as the offending word is out of your mouth, replace it with another that's likely to catch those little ears. "Peanut butter!" "Scooby-dooby-doo!" "Sugar-booger!" Anything that's going to sound more fun and interesting. Now is not the time for muttering. Say your replacement word with just as much feeling.

It's rhyme time — Damn it, bam it, slam it, glam it. By taking the offending word out of context and burying it in rhymes, you can take the emphasis off the meaning. This may seem like a means of deliberately confusing your child, but it's harmless and may even be good for him."

2 comments:

Karen said...

Thanks, sugar-booger!

I'll have to remember these tips....I'm positive I will have to use them one day.

Diane said...

oh brother!! Just BLEEP IT! Who is this person who wrote this little phycho lesson?