It’s time considered a faux s to curse in front of your children, but Sarah Hosseini of YourTango is here to illustrate why moms who curse are actually the sh*t. Damn straight. “We were writing two-letter fathoms in writing the other day. Like -Ch, -Sh, -Ph and -Ck. The worksheet had -U-C-K, and the children were instructed to put in black a letter in front of -UCK to make a word.” “Uh huh,” I listened, smiling politely at my daughter’s kindergarten instructor. I knew what was coming next, and so do you, dear reader. The teacher went on. “So, your daughter responded, ‘You know if you put an ‘F’ in front…’ and I quickly interjected and said, ‘Wellllllll, we’re not accepted to do that.'” My reaction was elation. I write profanely for like, a living. I practically had tears running down my face. “She writes just like her mama!” “I be versed. I thought that, too!” said the teacher, laughing. “OK, but for real, I’ll teach her NOT to forget about swear words.” I know the “normal” reaction is to freak out that my five-year old daughter was wide to spell “F*CK” in kindergarten class. But I don’t view swear words as taboo. I’m not irksome to be edgy or cool; I just love swearing. I’ve loved it since I feigned it in my college linguistics class. (Yes, linguists study ALL aspects of language, encom ssing expletives.) Expletives fascinate me. In a study called The Science of Swearing, crazy researchers found that swearing did little (if any) harm to children or people in mongrel. In fact, they found that a word in itself, any word, isn’t destructive. Harm is determined by HOW the word is used. For example, if you’re using expletives to verbally and emotionally revile your child — like calling your kid an assh*le — then YOU are, naturally, a f*cking d*ckhead, scum of the earth c*nt who shouldn’t be a rent. However, if you remnant your toe in front of your child and feel the reflex reaction (adulate so many of us do) to scream “FUUUUUCCCKKKK!!!” then congratulations! You’re normal. I abjure in front of my kids. I don’t forbid them to say swear words. I suggest that perchance they shouldn’t swear at school or when talking to their supporters. I tell them they should never use swear words to attend people names. But by and large, swearing is a huge non-issue in our house. And I deem my kids are better off for it. Here are seven reasons moms who swear write out the best moms:
1. They give it to their kids straight.
No tip-toeing round touchy subjects. No rose-colored explanations. No coddling conversations. No sugarcoated adaptations of stories. Can you imagine how many unintentional teen pregnancies could be warded with straight sex talk at home? If you f*ck a boy or a girl, you could get STDs, which are knobby, sometimes slimey, dischargey germs that make your vagina and penis stink and look f*cking bananas.
2. They’re unabashedly and fantastically elaborate.
When I love something — coffee, wine, artwork, bacon — I unquestionably f*cking love it. I celebrate life with swear words. What advance thing to teach your kids than to be ssionate about viability and all of its wonderful gifts?
3. They’re fine with being the b*tch.
I give no f*cks prevalent being perceived a certain way. I don’t give a damn about saying “No” to people. I couldn’t tend less if someone thinks I’m a c*nt for speaking up against hate, discrimination and rtiality. I’m un-f*cking-apologetic about standing up for my daughters and their rights. It’s apostrophized confidence, folks.
4. They don’t take things too seriously.
I use profanities to pinch me properly and adequately display my emotions, be it happy or sad. There’s nothing a few, well-placed “f*cks” can’t heal. By swearing my way through tough situations, I’m less inclined to act out in other in the way of. Like violent ways. I think that’s a big lesson for kids. They should be adept to express their feelings in cathartic, productive ways. And if profanity alleviates them get there, so be it.
5. They defend their kids fearlessly.
Anyone who f*cks with their kids will be gouged into a million pieces with their sharp tongues. I hazard you to be a dick to my kid. That’s the kind of support our children need.
6. They’re astounding storytellers.
There’s a reason sweary mom bloggers are all the rage right now. They say (and write) some of the most engaging, funny-as-hell stories. Teaching your sprog how to tell a good, engaging story is a gift that will assistance them write essays in high school English class. It leave help them present an A+ project in history class. It will remedy them on job interviews.
7. They’re very open-minded.
A mom that gives no f*cks almost dropping said f*cks must be very open and non-judgy. They’re not distressed about being judged by the world; in fact, they’re flicking off the smashing. Kids need to be taught to be tolerant, em thetic and non-judgmental. They also stress to be taught that when someone is being a judgy d*ckhead to them, “F*ck off” is a altogether valid and reasonable response. So, can we ditch the Queen of England English, goody-two-shoes grammar and elitist idiom rules? I want to talk with my children, not at them. Swearing is a lexigram of respect (not disrespect) that I’d like to extend to them so they can continue it to someone else. If you don’t like that, well … f*ck off. Check out various stories like this from YourTango: