Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Potty Mouths: How to Punish
There's nothing worse than having a young child who curses like a sailor. While it's great your child is learning the art of verbal communication, there's nothing proper about a potty mouth. In most cases, we have nobody but ourselves to blame. Unless they're being exposed to foul language at school, among friends or on television, the source is likely you and your partner. So if your child's mouth has taken on a life of his own, the first person you should censor is yourself. Although you may live by the motto "do as I say, not as I do," it's not practical in this case. You lead by example and if your kids hear you cursing, there's a good chance they'll eventually repeat some of your colorful language. Child Psychiatrist Dr. Kevin Passer recommends that when you become angry or stressed, you remain calm. This teaches your children grace under pressure.