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2yo DD has picked up a swear word - how to get her to drop it?

(7 Posts)
thereistheball Mon 12-Oct-09 12:45:49

She has started saying "shit" when she drops something or spills something on herself. She almost certainly got that from me blush. How do I get her to stop? Obv I need to stop myself from saying it, but do I also correct her, or just hope she will forget it?

seaglass Mon 12-Oct-09 12:47:28

Choose an innocent word to use yourself, use it often, and ignore you DC. She'll forget it soon

NorbertDentressangle Mon 12-Oct-09 12:48:01

Replace it with something else thats acceptable and hopefully after a few times of you dropping something and saying bollocks Oh deary me within her earshot, she might copy that instead?

ScaryFucker Mon 12-Oct-09 12:50:32

ignore the naughty word

and start a campaign for a less offensive one such as "oh flip" or like norbert said, "oh deary me"

mwff Mon 12-Oct-09 12:51:42

i tell them children don't use those words and also try to clean up my act, has been surprisingly successful here.

i have to say when we were playing a game of shopping list and i wasn't really paying attention i was so taken aback when my 2yo said "take the fucking aubergines" that i had her repeat it several times as i must have misheard blush

busybutterfly Sat 17-Oct-09 15:19:37

I think "fucking aubergines" is a great description {grin]

lou031205 Sat 17-Oct-09 16:15:10

My mum said "oh, you can say that, but don't ever say blueberries." Of course we did. But we were a bit older than 2.

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