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  • I would put him or her in "the box". I'm just kidding.
  • I'm asking because I know this girl who called her mom a b!tch and got away with it with only a 2 week long grounding. If I ever swore at my mom, or if she heard me swearing, she would beat me or something, although she's the only one who swears in our house.
  • It depends. When the kids were younger, they'd get their mouths washed out. My sister-in-law gave her kids a cracker with hot sauce on it. Generally now I'll ignore it because it's usually just to get a rise out of me. It rarely happens, though.
  • I have a "look" that I use for occasions such as this. I have no idea why...but it works very well. When my teen daughter has a slip of the tongue (which is VERY rare) I don't say anything..just give her the look...she is immediately contrite. ;-) BTW..She has never sworn AT me as in calling me names. If she did, I would probably cry..and that would most likely be punishment enough.
  • I would just explain how bad it sounded and that using bad names like this shows a lot of disrespect and shows how ugly a person can truly be. I feel for the mother but also blame her as well as the father because it shows that they lacked in teaching respect at a younger age and therefore have none from their daughter.
  • Ground her for a weekend. No cell phone, no internet, nada. It's not so much for the swearing that needs to be nipped in the bud as it is the blatant disrespect towards her parent/s. Swearing happens.Everyone is guilty of it to some degree at some point or another. I myself am capable of cursing like a drunken sailor when riled up. But I'm an adult. But showing such an apparent lack of respect for your parents is unacceptable and that is what truly should be penalized.
  • By that age, I would just look at him and say "I beg your pardon?" My sons and grandsons know we don't talk like that in our house. (Except in their own rooms). When my sister hears her kids swear, she says "I didn't hear you, what was that?."
  • Pepper or hot sauce on the toungue, and then a week of groundation,(IDK, if thats a word or not, but it sounded good ; )from their most beloved possession..
  • Immediate grounding. Probably two or three days. Banishment to the room which has no TV, radio, CD player or anything. Also includes doing all the chores until the grounding is over. The one thing I don't tolerate is a show of disrespect.
  • First of all, I would like to say that people who are quick to point the finger at the parents need to think again. It is not always the parents fault the child has a potty mouth. It could be a number of things, including an attitude the child picked up at a friend's house or at school. I used to not swear at all until I met certain people and it's NOT because of my parents. Anyway... If I swore at my parents, I believe I deserve my mouth washed out with soap. Although to some people that might seem like abuse, I view swearing at my parents as a BIG sign of emotional abuse towards them and I would not tolerate anyone swearing at them, including myself. Therefore, I do deserve my mouth washed out with soap if I ever do that. By the way, I am 17 and I have more respect for my parents than to swear at them.
  • G'day brightinfinity, Thanks for your question. I had my mouth washed out with soap as a kid. I would base the extent of the punishment. If he was swearing at me or another family member, I would ground him or take similar action. If he or she was swearing because they hurt themselves, I would say something but it would be fairly mild. Regards
  • Habanero sauce on the tongue. And make them hold it for several minutes.
  • ignore their comment
  • I'm not sure what I'd do but my girlfriend would look at them. And that would be it.
  • smack on the mouth!
  • I don't know yet, but I have 10 years to figure it out. I'm huge on respect and I would'nt put up with that behavior at any age...............
  • Swearing is just words, I would sit them down and ask what the problem is, as they obviously feel bad if they are swearing at me. But when he was younger he knew he could swear in his room any time he wanted to but that swearing at people or elsewhere was unacceptable and he was fine with that. I often think people make too much of a big deal of it.
  • I have an eleven year old boy that is a bully and does not listen in class. He is from my previous marriage. What can I do to punish him?
  • I don't have a child, but I'm 19 and I think for the rest of my life when I swear at my parents they will scream at me and I'll be scared of them. It always worked with me so now I know to not swear or I'll regret it. I'd do the same with my children I think.
  • When my daughter did that I grounded her and put her in a corner and all that stuff. My neighbor just slapped the words out of her daughter's mouth. My duaghter still mouths me at age 22 and her daughter totally respects her. i should have slapped my daughter also. Spair the rod and spoil the child and now I regret it.
  • Soap in the mouth for lying and for cursing. Works wonders!
  • Smack across the face. Quick and painfull punishment works best, I think.
  • I only ONCE swore infront of my (adopted) Dad and he took me to the bathroom and gave my mouth a good wash with soap, then spanked my bottom and said if i ever do it again i'de not only have it washed out with soap i'de have hot sauce put in and i'de swallow it....NEVER swore again and obeyed my Dad!!-worked a treat!.
  • I only ONCE swore infront of my (adopted) Dad and he took me to the bathroom and gave my mouth a wash with soap, then spanked my bottom and said if i ever do it again i'de not only have it washed out with soap i'de have hot sauce put in and i'de swallow it....NEVER swore again and obeyed my Dad!!-worked a treat!.
  • well my mother always said to me and my sister if we ever said any bad words we would have to wash our mouths with soap... we didnt want to do that so we didnt... and if we said any bad word... she looked angry.. and said.. "you want to wash your mouth with a soap? >:l " she uses threats too much of what i think.. like insdead of saying. when your done with cleaning your room you can go out and play. she rather said if you dont clean your room....... and ... for me.. im alot faster and that when she says" when youre done you can..." insdead of you cant if you dont..
  • won't blamed this on him ,just a kid , maybe i did that to my mom when i was his age...
  • That largely depends on the individual child. Some require only a good explanation of why that's unacceptable, some require a bit of grounding to drive the point home, some few need a more forcible way of making the point stick. : )
  • No TV or friends for a week until she seriously apologizes. I guess what I say applies more to preteen. My daughter is 12 and one time she spoke mean to me (not swear, just talk mean). I exploded and told her that she was grounded for today and tomorrow and no friends. I was not so harsh because it was not like her. But I was very hurt. Later that day she seriously apologized to me, swore she'd never say this again and I forgave her. If you really decide to get your child grounded pls make sure you are consistent and keep your word. I don't have a mother's experience with the teen. But with the tween it really works when you say "no friends"/"no TV" for awhile.
  • No t.v, no cellphone and no credit cards.
  • If I had a child, I wouldn't really care. I'd just go on doing what I was doing.
  • "What kinda language is that?...is that the only way that you can express yourself?...You do know that a curse word is no more than confusion directed through anger, and through that...you have done nothing but show me your severe lack of respect at the moment. Go do something, and think of a better way of telling me how you feel...and maybe I'll do something about it then, or understand why your frustrated then...GO."
  • If my parents curse at me I would laugh only because I know that it goes against what they have taught me as a child.

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