She Mail: Parents Trying To Protect Kids From Potty Mouth Classmate
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We’ve got a problem with one of the kids at school who has been using dirty words in front of our kids. He’s in 5th grade & does it primarily at recess so the teachers don’t hear him but he’s been throwing around words that I’m not even comfortable saying. This kid claims that his parents say it’s OK for him to swear, as long as he only does it at home which obviously he isn’t.
My question is this: Do I tell this kid’s parents about his bad language at school? Or do I let it go? I know his Mom & Dad pretty well but I’m still not entirely sure HOW they would take it. It’s bad enough that he’s talking like this in front of all of our kids, but surely he’s going to get caught one of these days.
Can’t wait to hear what you guys have to say about this.
Tony & I disagree a little here, because he thinks you should probably mention it to the kid’s parents. I think you don’t need to get involved because there isn’t a way to tell the parents without them being a little offended (I’m speaking from experience here). Instead, use this as an opportunity to discuss dirty words with your child. If they’re in 5th grade, they will be hearing more and more bad words and you need to set some guidelines around what is and what isn’t acceptable to you. Hopefully they will follow those rules, unlike their FRIEND!
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