Language: Leading by Example.

by The Daddy on October 26, 2011

I was SO hoping to avoid this mundane parentism in our lives.

It’s perhaps the ultimate cliché, and I had a good feeling we’d be able to avoid it through awareness and mindfulness. It’s practically a parenting sitcom staple, a hackneyed trope to describe the pure zaniness of being a parent.

And yet, it happened to me.

The Momma has been pretty god about her language, especially she tends to swear far less than the Daddy, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before he learns ALL our colorful words.

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TechyDad October 26, 2011 at 9:27 am

This is an ongoing battle between my wife and me. I’m a bit of a freak in that I don’t curse. Ever. (Ok, one time I said the “C” word purely to shock my friend… he almost drove off the road!) My wife, meanwhile, learned cursing from hockey players who could make sailors blush. My wife’s of the opinion that, if we don’t point it out, they won’t copy it. I’m of the opinion that anything we say can and will be repeated. (Parental Miranda Rights?) So far my boys haven’t taken up cursing, but I think it’s only a matter of time.

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