Do you watch what you say in front of your kids? Did you always, or did you start doing it once you realized they were actually listening? This mom didn’t think her son was listening, and check out the results. Yikes. I would be uncomfortable in the car with her speaking like that…with or without a child in the car.
We really make it a point not to use bad language at all, but to be honest, it does come out on rare occasion. But, not in front of the kids. They really do hear it all…and they will repeat it. Fortunately, the girls haven’t heard, or repeated anything bad out of my mouth or Mr. Serious’.
One time, however, Aunt Emily had the oldest in the car with her. A woman cut her off, and she momentarily forgot she had a little passenger in the car and called the woman a b!tch. Well, guess who repeated it?
Fortunately, Aunt Emily was quick thinking and said “no, silly, we aren’t going to the beach.” And, thank goodness it was never repeated again.
Just as I tell my students, it’s much easier for bad language to slip out if you use it all the time!
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