Constance Hall is going viral for admitting she curses around her kids.
Constance recently admitted she swears, no shit, right?
I even sometimes swear in front of my kids. I justify it to myself be saying I only ever swear for emphasis, I never swear at anyone. You’ll never catch me calling someone a name or screaming “f#ck off”.
Con explains, “It’s the “for f#ck sakes” when you you’ve gotten everyone in the car and are pulling out of the drive way when you smell a baby decided now was the perfect time to drop a shit. Or the “holy shits!”
But my kids have never sworn, they know, mum can. We can’t.
I barely even needed to teach them that, it was instinctual. Adult words and they rarely repeated them despite the odd hilarious moment in the supermarket..
Con admitted though that recently her son has been dropping a few bombs..
“And as it turns out, his new mates don’t mind throwing around these particular words and their all rocking out feeling cool as f#ck coz they said f#ck.
“Does it bother me? Not much, meanness would bother me more. I certainly don’t encourage it, have pulled him up on it and he appears to have stopped.
“But I realised something pretty important. Arlo is reaching an age where his friends have a greater influence on him then I do, he copies them, loves them dearly and gets empowered by them.
“I read about that once, about how you will come to a time where your children get their power from their mates and there isn’t much you can do about it, you need to let them discover who they are in a group of peers. That’s socialising.
And it’s beautiful.
“But what we can do is teach them how to recognise qualities that we respect. Point out, “how kind was Charley lending you his drink bottle?” And “did you see how Sam helped out that younger kid? I love the way Sophia is always making funny jokes”
“So while it’s important to say “don’t swear it’s not cool” it’s equally important to teach your kids to strive to find friends with similar moral codes to your family.
“That way when they do ignore you and run off with their mates, they are in good hands, maybe cheeky ones, maybe sweary ones, but good ones none the less.
Because our house hold might be a sweary one, but it’s a bloody kind one and it’s full to the brim with love.”
Her post went viral with over 28,000 reactions and 1600 shares, it even attracted attention on The View.
Whoopi Goldberg admitted “I consciously taught all of my grandkids,” she proudly shares there are some words I think are not bad, but there are some words I ban the kids from saying, but all other words can be said with a smile she says.
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