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Is it unusual that I've never heard my children (8 and 6) say a swear word?

(31 Posts)
emkana Mon 31-Aug-09 22:59:11

In Germany people say it is a normal phase they go through in which they will say swear words. But my dd's have never said any, ever (in my presence that is, or dh's). Are they the exception?

Sidge Mon 31-Aug-09 23:06:13

My DD1 is nearly 11 and the worst I've heard her say is Oh My God.

mrsruffallo Mon 31-Aug-09 23:07:45

My children certainly don't say any.
They think that stupid is a swear word

Bleatblurt Mon 31-Aug-09 23:09:50

My parents still think I've to go through this phrase. wink I'm 28 and NEVER swear in front of them. grin

edam Mon 31-Aug-09 23:09:55

They are saying them all behind your back - you should be worrying about where! grin

Actually, my 6yo ds hasn't used any swear words beyond Oh My God - he's repeated the odd one that he's heard for the first time from a passer-by/on TV/when I've dropped something on my toe blush as if checking he's heard it right, but never repeated them in front of us. And I've not had any complaints so presumably not in front of anyone else we know, either...

ABitBatty Mon 31-Aug-09 23:10:25

My children don't swear either. 11 and 7.5yrs. Although have heard other kids in their school swearing angry I hate it!

Bleatblurt Mon 31-Aug-09 23:10:36

Phase, not phrase. Fat Finger Syndrome strikes again. blush

supersalstrawberry Mon 31-Aug-09 23:11:29

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cat64 Mon 31-Aug-09 23:11:40

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ABitBatty Mon 31-Aug-09 23:13:21

Just remembered... a CM asked DS2 aged 7.5 not to say 'fart' in her house. Is 'fart' swearing?!

applepudding Mon 31-Aug-09 23:44:14

My DS repeated a couple of words he'd heard me say in the car when he was about 3 but after I apologised and said they were naughty words, mummy shouldn't have said them and he shouldn't either, I've never heard him swear again.

Wonderstuff Mon 31-Aug-09 23:58:08

I was really shock when DD started saying shite - not a word either me or dh use and shes only 22 mo - was such a relief when I worked out she was trying to tell me she wanted to go outside grin

dizzymare Tue 01-Sep-09 05:30:23

We never swore in front of our parents, but there was plenty going on behind the sceneswink

bloss Tue 01-Sep-09 07:04:56

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Overmydeadbody Tue 01-Sep-09 07:10:49

I don't think my 6yr old swears or uses swear words in his conversations, at least not around me, and he hears them often enough.

bentneckwine1 Tue 01-Sep-09 10:35:31

I don't swear myself but I am more than convinced that my DS joins in with the swearing that goes on at football matches when I am not there!! But I have never heard him swear so he obviously knows that I wouldn't want to hear that from him.

Mind you when he was much younger we were standing in the queue in the supermarket. The man behind us was swearing very loudly, very often. DS in a clear loud voice that he had obviously copied from Mary Whitehouse...'MUMMY - that man is S-W-E-A-R-I-N-G. That is a sign of a limited vocabulary isn't it MUMMY'!!! blush

preciouslillywhite Tue 01-Sep-09 10:38:05

My kids swear like fucking sailors

No idea where the little bastards pick it up wink

BonsoirAnna Tue 01-Sep-09 10:40:20

Yes, and I would be pretty worried about children who had never enjoyed swearing. It's a normal, healthy phase to want to shock your parents etc by swearing.

crokky Tue 01-Sep-09 11:20:31

I would say it's unusual, yes!

I've heard both mine swear - 3yo and 17mo blush

littlerach Tue 01-Sep-09 11:24:48

Mine haven't sworn, htough both know about swear words ( so they tell me, form the school bus).
They are 5 and 8.
Although dd2 did confess tome when we were on holiday that she had broken somehting and said a swear word - idiot grin
I know thta dd1 knows a lot of bad language but she doesn't say so at home.

But they both say fart.

PrincessToadstool Tue 01-Sep-09 11:35:13

I don't think I swore in front of my mother until I was about 21.

ByThePowerOfGreyskull Tue 01-Sep-09 11:38:58

mine haven't sworn yet, they say things like BUM and Fart which are as rude as we get at the moment.

gorionine Tue 01-Sep-09 11:46:14

DS2 (8) has said a very rude word at a party becuse he was led to believe it meat something else. Other than that I can say in all fairness that I have never heard my DCs swear. The eldest is 10.

I have been married to DH for 13 years and have NERVER heard him swear, not even in situations where I would have had to contain myself a lot not to. I use "home made" swear words or just swear "internally".

juuule Tue 01-Sep-09 11:57:17

Mine haven't sworn in front of me and the eldest is 22.

kentmumtj Tue 01-Sep-09 12:05:19

my eldest is 18 and i have never heard her swear whether she does it when im not aorund i dont know but ive never heard her. i have 3 other children, dd16 dd11 ds9, i havent heards my dd11 nor my ds9 swear but have heard my dd16 swear, she even swore in front of us twice and have read her using very innapropriate words on facebook.

then again no one in our family swears excpet the irish lot but thats not in a nasty way more in general terms lol

as for my dh ive heard him swear and hes heard me lol shock

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