(15 Posts)
SiobhanO Sun 06-Oct-13 10:13:11

So recently my two year old has picked up on a couple of swears (f***and f* sake) he also uses them in the correct context I.e.when he is frustrated with something. He starts nursery next week and I'm really worried he's going come out with these words infront of other kids.

So I'm wondering if anyone has had to deal with this before? What's the best thing to do? Ignore it or tell him not to say it?

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Faverolles Sun 06-Oct-13 10:14:42

Ignore and stop swearing in front of him.

I think if you make a big deal out of it, he will use it more because it gets him attention.

alto1 Sun 06-Oct-13 10:16:09

And don't swear yourselves
Let him hear you say something different/ more interesting at those moments, so he'll copy that instead

Good luck grin

fortyplus Sun 06-Oct-13 10:18:44

There's no correct context for swearing in front of a 2 year old - make sure you find out who's doing it and tell them to behave like an adult and control their own behaviour in front of him. The nursery will have dealt with this many times before and will gently tell him it's not nice.

footflapper Sun 06-Oct-13 10:18:58

Stay calm & tell him not to swear. Try not to make it a big deal (hard I know), if its forbidden then he'll more than likely do it more..
Dont worry too much about what he says at nursery, the staff would of heard it all before smile & its up to them how to deal with it in front of the other children.

fortyplus Sun 06-Oct-13 10:19:40

OMG please tell me it's not the op swearing in front of her own child??!!

Handbagsonnhold Sun 06-Oct-13 10:22:41

Totally ignore.....I was mortified when my 2.5 year old dd shouted 'fuck' in a really posh hotel dining room.....we hadn't got a clue as never have knowingly swore (other than one minor slip up when driving)'s as though they store it up and use it at the worse possible moment for effect.....we ignored it and hasn't happened since......yet! So my advice ignore!

footflapper Sun 06-Oct-13 10:23:59

fortyplus no idea if op is swearing in front of her ds. My ds heard it from my loud mouthed neighbor!

brettgirl2 Sun 06-Oct-13 14:08:34

Of he's nearly 3 then tell him is not a nice thing to say, so we don't say it. I've never had dd say that but 'oh god', 'bloody thing' 'for goodness sake' yes. Be prepared for a lecture if you say anything you tell them not to ime....

brettgirl2 Sun 06-Oct-13 14:09:11

if hmm

pettyprudence Mon 07-Oct-13 08:56:23

Do not say anything, just ignore and it should pass.

I am ashamed to say ds (2.6) picked up "fucking hell" from me muttering it under my breath, mostly at other drivers or if I hurt myself (doing diy at the moment) blush after a few times saying it he has lost interest and I have obviously been making a much more concerted effort not to swear at all! I did say ouch the other day and he asked me if I should say fucking hell instead though...

greenbananas Mon 07-Oct-13 20:07:09

Ignore when it happens, but maybe also provide a really silly alternative that will catch his imagination ("Oh turnips and lentils" or whatever).

Goldmandra Mon 07-Oct-13 20:49:25

Use the silly alternative.

Say "Oh Fiddlesticks" then act shocked when he uses it and make that the forbidden fruit. He'll soon start using flddlesticks instead and spare your blushes smile

Fruitcake, lumpy custard, tackle and kitkat are all good alternatives.

Mummysammy8788 Fri 09-Mar-18 14:59:29

My two year old was in the park and heard some boys saying the n word now he won’t stop tried time out tried ignoring it but nothing any ideas please I’m at my wits end

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