Parents, Let's Nip Bad Language in the Bud

Call your school if you see a change in your child. We need them back.

When you have kids starting High School is when it all starts, unless the parents don't control it before they enter high school.

My daughter is a sweet girl but lately I see a change in her.

One time she had told me in school the language has changed and every other word kids say is a curse or swear xx###xxx.

I was thinking the teachers are also to blame. They want to fit in with today's teens but are not strong enough to tell the kids you should not use that language in a regular conversation setting.

I would love to be a bug on the wall just to observe what happen in these classes ...teachers should step up and give our kids back to us.

They are so nasty and no respect for their elders. Get the bad mouth kids out of classes and put them on Dr. Phil. 

Beware as a parent. Stuff is going on that you might not realize.

As a working mom I can understand how parents are so stressed out, but don't lose your kids to this kind of trash...STEP UP....

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Eve September 25, 2012 at 01:41 AM
A R, Honestly, this is not the type of language that kids learn in their English class. In school it is expected that the kids use appropriate language whenever teachers can hear them, and usually the teachers are fairly strict about it . Do not fault the schools for this. The kids grow and start experimenting with boundaries, and the foul language is one of the least harmful things to try. They learn from their peers and media, even if they never hear it at home. Yes, establish whatever boundaries you are comfortable with at home, but do not start a hysterical anti-cursing crusade. They are teenagers, this is a phase.
ANA R September 25, 2012 at 10:32 AM
Yes maybe making a big issue ,just when bought home to other siblings that are younger it is not a switch that can be turned off and stop ,this becomes their way of talking I was bought up in a bilingual home the only one who sweared was my dad.. We Respected them did not curse ...
beachlover September 25, 2012 at 02:00 PM
I remember being in middle school and that was when you started cursing around your friends only. You never did it around your parents or other adults, but now it seems like the kids just don't care. They will curse in front of anyone. While I agree that it's harmless, it's still disrespectful and that is the real problem. Kids do not respect adults anymore and they certainly aren't afraid of them. When I was a kid I both respected and feared my parents. And by feared I mean, I was afraid of getting punished. Parents need to follow through with their punishments and they just don't. Kids just walk all over them now.
ANA R September 25, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Yes you are absolutly correct about not following through.. Because our lives have become so stressed and busy --The response to a kid that is misbehaving or has a foul mouth has become not as noticed I feel our brains have become accustomed with it .. a good bar of soap will do just like the good old days... i always sing to my kind that Dick Van Dyke song .. Kids" " WHY CAN'T THEY BE LIKE WE WERE PERFECT IN EVERY WAY WANTS THE MATTER WITH KIDS TODAY"
Peter Koenig September 25, 2012 at 08:52 PM
I agree that, sadly, profanity is ubiquitous. We all hear it, adults and children alike. My point is that school curricula should set a good example. We all hear profanity; our children should be taught not to use it. Its presence in required reading is an implicit endorsement of its use.


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