What do you do when your child don't stop swearing?
I have had it! I've used the swear jar which they outsmarted and started to put money into it just so they COULD SWEAR! Good Grief. After that it was bye-bye Swear Jar.
Next it was if you use a potty mouth you have to clean the kitty's potty. They threw up, and ended that clever consquence.
Reasoning doesn't work, telling them I don't like it doesn't work.
Now my eldest swears when he thinks I'm not listening, but does it softly, and my youngest shouts it when I'm not around but I can still hear it.
I get that they pick it up in school, but I am just frustrated. I don't like grounding them over it, but I might have to, I believe that punishments should really fit the crime. And I don't consider soap in the mouth an option.
There is something tragic about a ten year old whose language is better suited to sailors and roofers, instead of child.