Cursing Is Good for Children


My mother not only swore in front of us, she allowed us to curse, as necessary, to express ourselves. We couldn’t curse at someone (F*ck you, you piece of sh*t!) but we could curse to express our feelings (This is some b*llsh*t!) when appropriate (no other adults were around). Growing up like that taught me that 1) there is a time and a place for everything and 2) sometimes you’ve just gotta let it out! Lol

I have an amazing vocabulary and have always spoken well. I also curse like a sailor. I don’t mean I curse when I’m upset. I mean that I curse when I’m happy (Ay! Did you see that f***ing thing? It was HUGE! Whoo hoo!), I curse when I’m sad (Wow. I can’t believe I’ll never talk politics with my mom again. She was on her sh*t. She was amazing.), and I curse when I’m confused (What do you mean you don’t sell it anymore? That’s some b*llsh*t!).

He wasn’t raised like that at all. His parents still apologize to me when they let a curse slip (Oh! Excuse me. *sheepish grin*), so we are not at all on the same page about what we’ll allow in our home. I read this article about why cursing is good and I had to share it! Not only does it “prove” my theory that cursing is 1) normal 2) healthy, it also furthers my ideology that cursing helps to create a whole individual.

Number three is my favorite:

It’s been suggested (and debated endlessly) that people who swear are more honest and trustworthy.

Yeah! We’re very honest. Honest to a fault some might say, but would you prefer we lied? Anyhoo …  what are the rules at your house? Do you curse around your children? What happens when they curse around you?




4 thoughts on “Cursing Is Good for Children

  1. I think cursing is lazy. Now, to be clear, I do it. Before I had kids, I swore like a sailor, but, of course, only in certain situations. Because I knew that swearing was not polite, I did not swear in class (high school/college), at work, when meeting new people, at church, when children were present, etc. You’d be surprised how many people never seem to learn this these days.

    I think anyone needs to learn how to express his or her emotions in actual words before resorting to swearing. It’s a lot easier, and more immediately satisfying, to call someone a “motherf—–“, but ultimately, it’s important to understand why you think he’s a “motherf—–” and what to do about it.

    That said, I allow myself one swear word in front of my son – dammit. And, once he learned about when it’s appropriate, he was allowed to use it at home too. I do occasionally forget and swear, but again, we’ve talked about the appropriateness, or lack thereof.

    • Oh I can tell you EXACTLY why he is a mf! Lol Cursing, to me, is just another word. I don’t hold any words to a higher, or lower, standard than any other word. *shrugs*

  2. I love this post! I, too, curse like a sailor and was allowed to do so once I was an older child. But we do try to watch it in front of my boyfriend’s son (he lives with us full-time and is 15), only because the world is much different these days than it was when I was a kid…but, not gonna lie, now that he’s older, the words slip out much easier 😉

    Pregnant with my first and not sure how cursing will go with this one. I’m predicting it’s first word will be sh*t

    Love the blog!



    • I’m super sad that I haven’t been able to log into my account until now … but I’m kinda happy because now when I checked your blog I was able to see your little cutie-patootie, Lark! I’ll keep checking back to see what her first words are! Lol

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