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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.

Do you swear around your children?

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  • my child came home from school and told me that someone had said a naughty word and she didn’t want to repeat it and get in trouble. she eventually told me that the word was -stupid! oh my gosh that is so innocent lol

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  • DON’T believe in swearing around child point blank.

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  • I occasionally swear, if I feel a situation calls for it but I would never swear in front of children. Sure, they’ll hear it from others anyway, but that doesn’t make it right for me to do it – we were brought up with more respect and the ability to control our words accordingly.

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  • I try not to swear. when I want to drop the f bomb, I use the word “freaking”. my kids used to say stupid or idiot. I had to stop them as it was not appropriate. due to my deafness, I’m pretty sure my kids have said words that I would not let them say. when I need them to ‘shut up’ there is two tones, a nasty tone or a tone that you guilty use even though you want them to shut up in some way so I just squeak my voice softly. my mum was talking to me on the weekend about kids swearing, I had to tell her, even peppa pig has used language that a toddler shouldn’t be hearing at all. adventure time or uncle steve kids shows that I hate as I really think its a stupid show have plenty of language. just a lil reminder that I tell my kids not to say anything bad and when they do, make sure they know the meaning of it but still don’t say it.

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  • There seems to be a number of different issues in this article. Regards swearing – if parents swear and kids swear and parents tell kids not to swear it sets up confusion – it’s ok for adults but not children. We prefer consistency in messaging.

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  • We don’t swear around our daughter and she doesn’t swear.
    I actually very rarely swear at all

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  • We as parents don’t swear and our kids don’t swear either. Sometimes I brainstorm with the kids which nice words they can use instead of swear words.

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  • I have always refrained from swearing – can articulate in better ways, and my children knew this. Occasionally I would give them a disapproving scowl when they swore in front of me, but one day we were coming home from a dental appointment and there was a group of high school children ahead of us dropping the f, c, and other words. My kids looked at me, and we walked passed them and to our car. Once inside the car they said in unison, all four of them – well that didn’t sound too nice did it. They agreed that talking like that in a public place wasn’t right and the point was made by their peers. Hooray!

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  • I disapprove of swearing, but I also think there are much worse things.


    • I agree – when used within context when people are older it is understandable.

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  • Ha. Yeah right her kids don’t swear.

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  • Swearing is a lot more prevalent now than it was 35 + years ago. I remember my Grandma commenting about some of her grandchildren swearing or using other phrases which weren’t particularly kind. It only became an issue after the kids started kindy and school. As some of the kids spent a lot of time there sometimes she would ask them where they heard what they had said. Often her reply after that would be that just because…..said it didn’t mean it was nice…and sometimes she added that she didn’t want to hear those words again. I have to confess I was guilty on a few occasions. My Mum and/or Grandma always explained whether something we said or did was not nice or correct…..a few times if necessary. At least they were consistent. It wasn’t approved of sometimes then not on others.

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  • The kids will pick up the swearing if are constantly doing it,not the right thing to do!

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  • Personally I can’t stand people swearing! So I wouldn’t stay around this woman!

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  • I have let the odd expletive out when I’ve been caught off guard. I think children are going to hear a lot of swear words from school and the media.

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