1. Parenting
Amanda Rock

What to do About Preschool Potty Mouth

By October 29, 2012

Follow me on:

We were all cuddled up together on the couch as a family, watching It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, when my preschooler first heard the "S" word.

A few days later we heard it again (unfortunately enough during A Charlie Brown Christmas). Sure enough, not too long after that, it had worked it's way into my little guy's vocabulary.

"You are stooooopid," he told his big brother.

Sigh. Preschool potty mouth. Not a fun stage, but one that can occur at any time and can be brought on by even the most seemingly wholesome of influences. Whether your preschooler means what he says (or even understands what he says), curbing bad language (whether it is a curse or a not-so-nice word or phrase) is something you should take action on immediately.

Has your preschooler ever said something you wish he hadn't?

Follow me on Twitter. Become a fan on Facebook. Subscribe to my newsletter.

Comments
November 3, 2012 at 9:40 am
(1) Ed says:

Stupid is not a bad word.

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.