What would you do if you enter your house and suddenly you hear your kid say the F word?
As a parent, you might get shocked and start to think about what to do.
The common mistake is scolding the children for using bad language[Toddler language] but completely missing the mark of explaining to them why it is so.
Children who use foul language may not understand the meaning of the words. They use it to express their anger without really knowing its connotation.
Usually kids pick up bad language when a role model uses it such as their parent or adult they come in contact with. Because they hear it often, it becomes part of their subconscious actions. If your children use bad language, it is best to cure it while they are still young.
One step is by making your child repeat the bad language and follow it by explaining to him or her about why the term is bad. Define the meaning of the word in such a way that the child can understand.
Simple explanation is often not enough so it is important to do it in a manner that can underline why the child should not use it.
You can also explain to your kid that using bad language can be dangerous. Tell him or her some scenarios of saying them especially when in public. This could definitely stop the child from using it.
Some children use bad language because they might not know enough words to express themselves. Ask the child what he or she really feels. In case he or she feels angry, tell him or her that saying “I am angry” is acceptable and that people may understand it right away. In relation to this, teach your child to control their emotion.
Parents should set an example. This is the best way to cure children who use bad language: serving as an example and always reminding them to be gentle and forgiving.