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Cursing Helps Relieve Pain

Can Cursing Be Good For Kids, Too?

Barnacles! Fiddlesticks! Boiling engines! A new study revealed that cursing helps relieve pain. Swearing mamas will be elated to know their four-letter vocabularies are good for something other than being told to curtail her language, but they may still might want to shield wee ears from replicating their sailor mouths. Instead of screaming something that rhymes with "hit," kids often learn other phrases like "boiling engines" from their beloved cartoons. Perhaps stomping their feet whilst yelling "Barnacles!" is good for their soul, too. What are your tot's favorite "curse words"?

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Lyngay Lyngay 7 years
My kiddo repeats all manner of bad words she's heard me say. O_o I take total blame. But I'm working REALLY hard to change my language. Favorite substitutes: God bless it Mother bear What the F? And various other ways of substituting "eff" for the whole word Son of a biscuit. Hahaha...
chakra_healer chakra_healer 7 years
Not in my household. I do not have kids yet, but my nieces and nephew do not curse or raise their voice, as my sisters are following my parents model, even with regard to no talking back. MUCH better to discourage the behavior as toddlers then have a kid yell "F you, mom/dad/grandma" then storm off, at around 12 or 13 (saw this in a store once and I'm guessing the kid was 12, but I, as an adult, would never curse around my parents it is disrespectful).
Danz Danz 7 years
The words will be innocent only for a while. Then they'll hear older kids and grownups doing some real cursing and they'll copy them.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 7 years
My daughter will just simply say "I'm too mad!" Though one time, and I'm sure she heard me, she was playing in her room and and I heard da*nit! and heard something being thrown. So I guess whatever she was playing with really made her mad. I didn't ask questions.
Moms Moms 7 years
My daughter likes darn, fiddlesticks and phooey. Oh and the other day she said arse, but I think it was more for humor and shock value.
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