I saw this picture on the Facebook this week. Even though it doesn’t list any of the studies that support this finding – if it is on the internets than its true. Well, its true to me anyway. That’s all that matters? Right.
So the question is: Is it OK for my 2 year old to curse like a sailor? Based on those human behavioral “studies” people who swear are more honest and trustworthy. Those are two qualities that I would like my sons to have.
I am by no means condoning children swearing. I’ll be the first to admit that swearing can be vulgar even in adults. I swear, but children shouldn’t.
As from a previous post, you should know that “Puck” is D’s favorite word right now. I know he has heard it from me a few times. OK, maybe more than a few. He really took a liking to the word when he heard it used in a song his daddy thought the kids would like about a sick pony. (Ween – ” Mister Would You Please Help My Pony”) My children’s favorite line is “I think he’s lung is pucked up.” The only bright side to all of this is that D isn’t able to say F and says P instead.
Since originally the response my kids got was laughter from their father when they sang that line a few times, they love to sing it over and over again. I try to only show a negative reaction to them, but it doesn’t stop them.
Since using the “P” word, D likes to use it in other instances. He actually uses it in the proper context. I have to give him some credit. For a 2 year old that’s pretty good. Right?
I know, I know. He’s 2 not 22.
But I want him to be trustworthy and honest. . .