LFM on Teaching the Child to Swear Well

Posted By on May 17, 2013


2 Responses to “LFM on Teaching the Child to Swear Well”

  1. Silvia Jay says:

    I am so on the same page. I didn’t change my language to accommodate our daughter, but always used “foul” words wisely and when no other word would do to express how I felt about something or someone. We extended the same right to our daughter with the advice that there are social situations where it might be a smarter idea to hold back. However, soap in our home was to wash the outside of the body, not the inside.
    We equally educated her about alcohol, smoking, drugs and sex – and the characteristics of safe people and not so nice ones. In addition, we made it very clear that there was absolutely nothing she could not talk to us about.
    The result: A now 29-year-old who uses fuck like we do – wisely; a person who doesn’t smoke, drinks wisely and never drives drunk, and who, as a teenager and still, levelheadedly only does stupid stuff when she is amongst familiar and safe people.

    I highly recommend it.

    • Randy says:

      You speak of how Diana and I were raised Silvia. You too I expect. An approach that clearly isn’t broken, so there’s no need to fix it. The North American model is currently skewed in the interests of acting as though we live in a world other than the one we actually do.

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