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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 07:19 AM   11
AngelUK
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I don't know why that would be so "unsettling" to you? Naturally calling someone a bitch in front of a small child is not the way to go and I am sure he was mortified when his son called it after the woman. But if it had been a man and clio's husband had muttered "b***ard" under his breath, would you have found that unsettling too? I really don't think that clio's husband has anger issues towards women, if that is what is worrying you.
I don't like the b word much myself but I won't deny that I have used it. Just so far luckily not in front of my boys.



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 09:41 AM   12
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I don't know why that would be so "unsettling" to you? Naturally calling someone a bitch in front of a small child is not the way to go and I am sure he was mortified when his son called it after the woman. But if it had been a man and clio's husband had muttered "b****ard" under his breath, would you have found that unsettling too? I really don't think that clio's husband has anger issues towards women, if that is what is worrying you.
I don't like the b word much myself but I won't deny that I have used it. Just so far luckily not in front of my boys.
Not so much that the husband used it (although I think he could/should have picked a better word to use in front of his son..)
More so that the child picked up on it and now knows how to use it. I dunno, maybe I'm too old fashioned just the idea of toddlers not only knowing how to swear, but also putting those words to use is what seems unsettling to me.

If I were the dad, I would probably tell my son that it's a bad word, I shouldn't have used it, and neither should he. But again, maybe I'm living in the 90s when kids under 10 rarely swore, and kids under 5 barely had those words in their vocabulary.



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 09:55 AM   13
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No one is advocating the use of bad words here but sometimes they slip out and bright kids pick it up in a snap.
I think that the more you tell a child that it is a bad word, the more they want to use it. If however you try and make them think you said a harmless word that sounds similar, then you will have more success in eradicating it from their use. At least this held true for us when one of my boys picked up on a FFS muttered under the breath. We said Oh you want to read The Fox's Socks? Here it is. (it's a book by Julia Donaldson). He no longer says those bad words.



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 10:16 AM   14
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Lighten up Daneuse27! Stories about toddlers saying inappropriate things at inappropriate times are hilarious!

In my experience, "judgy judgy" people are just unhappy in themselves and then take pleasure in judging others in order to make themselves feel better. Sad.



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 11:21 AM   15
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Lighten up Daneuse27! Stories about toddlers saying inappropriate things at inappropriate times are hilarious!

In my experience, "judgy judgy" people are just unhappy in themselves and then take pleasure in judging others in order to make themselves feel better. Sad.


What you said there is also a judgement of me though!

I acknowledged that I'm probably just very old fashioned, so it struck me as more sad than funny.
Anyways point taken, I won't post here again.



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 12:14 PM   16
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My husband's response to this all: "But she WAS a b!tch!"

I know that daneuse is no longer visiting this thread, but she must have grown up in a totally different version of the 90s than I did. I had a real potty mouth back then.



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2015, 12:19 PM   17
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lol clio. Didn't we all at some point.



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2015, 16:00 PM   18
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hey - this thread made it to 'Featured tales from the crib"!



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2015, 16:05 PM   19
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brilliant!



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2015, 23:15 PM   20
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No way! Congrats, Kosh!



 
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