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Joey - 2005-03-23 08:04:18
And when my daughter said F*ck at 3 years old I had to stifle my laughing but had to tell her that wasn't an appropriate word. Still it's cute when they say it for the first time....
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brocktastic - 2005-03-23 08:17:09
You CAN'T stop watching Family Guy!!! It's one of the best shows on television!! He's gonna pick up the language somewhere eventually - this way he can be like a swearing savant and cuss like a sailor before he hits elementary school.
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Abdy - 2005-03-23 08:44:15
I watched Family Guy once. The episode involved the husband beating the wife, the kids fighting and then they all took medication to resolve the problems. WTF?

I'm 41. I have no kids and I wont watch the show because I honestly think it's pure gratious garbage. Damn, I can remeber when "The Simpsons" were controversial. Today they seem lame. Then again, I can remeber when "The Simpsons" were actually funny.

My Point? I have no point.
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Squeakzilla - 2005-03-23 09:13:07
When I was a kid, we couldn’t use ordinary words with negative connotations like “lie”. We had to substitute “telling a story” lest a beat-down would loom in our very near future. We made up elaborate games to give us a reason to say anything that was taboo. There was always one kid that would rat us out. But, depending on the ingenuity, the parents would mostly laugh.
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Jenn - 2005-03-23 10:04:52
wonder where he gets his potty mouth from, motherfucker!
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Julia - 2005-03-23 10:32:35
My sister's first words were 'oh shit.' For real. In the long term, it ended up not being a big deal at all. I wouldn't worry too much.
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BadDad - 2005-03-23 10:58:37
Santa got me the first 2 seasons of Family Guy on DVD for Christmas this year, which have been a blast to watch! My 9 and 11 year old boys were thrilled to watch them with me; my 3 and 4 year old boys less thrilled, but still glad to be watching cartoons. But, when the jokes like "Why do women have breasts? So men have something to look at while they're talking to them" come up, just what the Hell am I supposed to do? Laugh like the retarded adolescent that I am, thereby validating to my kids that being a sexist punk like Dad is okay, or: Stifle my laughter, and launch into some forced tirade about how women are to be treated with respect, aren't objects, bla bla bla... After several months of this internal debate, my kids getting sassier by the episode - I put the damn disks away somewhere, never to be viewed by children again. Damn it!
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deborah - 2005-03-23 11:01:27
My niece, who was four at the time, kept squeezing between a large glass table and a chair. Although she was told several times to not do that, the inevitible happened and the table fell and the glass top broke. She turned to my mom, put her little hands on her little hips and said, "Jesus Christ, Gran!" Everyone turned and looked at me. Oops!
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fifi - 2005-03-23 11:17:28
Well, it can only get worse, from here on. So long as he understands when it is inappropriate, and doesn't just curse indiscriminately, you're winning. Leading by example works. Sadly, I have always cursed like a builder's labourer, consequently my teenagers trade juicy epithets on a regular basis. But only chez nous, I think.
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Andy - 2005-03-23 11:25:51
The other thing about cursing, is my friends wife. She was raised in a house where cursing was ok, and not a real big deal. Unfortunatley, as an adult, words like Piss, Fuck and others pepper her vocabulary to the point she dosen't realize that she's saying them, and she sounds like a piece of white trash. IT's even worse at work, or at a nice resturant...etc.
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cosmic - 2005-03-23 11:31:28
At four years old, I too would ignore it. If you make a big deal out of it, you are right, he will have one up on you. If and when he starts calling mommy a crack-whore you can get nervous.
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Jill - 2005-03-23 12:03:39
Abdy, that episode happens to be the most controversial of all the Family Guy episodes. You're judging by the worst of it. Lots of the jokes you'd probably laugh your head off. I know our household does. But I'm 23, my boyfriend's 26 and our neighbor is probably 26 too. So we're the right age group to go into seizure fits of laughter over this hilarious shat!
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Amy - 2005-03-23 12:37:22
My son told me the other day that I couldn't call people assholes. He's three.
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jenni - 2005-03-23 14:03:04
My theory is that if my boys are going to use bad language, I should be the one to introduce it to them properly. There is nothing worse than a grown person who cannot effectively use profanity. We call it, "at home" talk and they know that if they use it out and about in our little town, I will beat their %&^$#@ tails!
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teri - 2005-03-23 15:04:29
my sister was five and made up the 'fuck' song. and my mum went nuttts at her and washed her mouth out with soap. till she was about 14. shed ask to say things like shit. now shes 15. and has the worst mouth. i think thats to do with the whole 'im a teenager watch me rebel' thing.
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teri - 2005-03-23 15:04:59
my sister was five and made up the 'fuck' song. and my mum went nuttts at her and washed her mouth out with soap. till she was about 14. shed ask to say things like shit. now shes 15. and has the worst mouth. i think thats to do with the whole 'im a teenager watch me rebel' thing.
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Erika - 2005-03-23 15:24:03
Funny, my entry was about almost the same thing with Peyton, except its "Focker" he's saying. Nice one, Daddy. (his daddy, not you)
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JChen - 2005-03-23 15:45:57
i still rememebr my niece walking in on me and my brother watching "Coming To America." I didn't even notice her until i heard her scream out "Yes...Yes...Fuck you too!"
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stella - 2005-03-23 17:02:40
my little sister always said goddammit when she was younger. once in the grocery store, my mom told her she couldn't get some random thing, and my sister threw it and herself on the floor and started screaming "goddammit, goddammit" at the top of her lungs. i was pissing my pants, but my mom was mortified.
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grassyknoll - 2005-03-23 19:08:49
Hehe. I still love that scene in "Jerry Maguire" when a drunk Tom Cruise drops an F-bomb in front of the little kid. "*GASP* You said 'fuck'."
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Eryn - 2005-03-23 21:22:59
When my little sister was three or four, her favorite word was "fuck". My dad and step-mom tried to get her to replace it with "fish", and it backfired on them. Instead of saying just one of them, she would combine them to get "fuck fish fuck fish fuck fish!" I think it's inevitable that kids will learn to swear.
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kim - 2005-03-24 00:39:49
my favorite kid swearing story comes from a friend of mine. when her son was 3, his dad brought home some mcd's for dinner. the lil one looked in the bag and loudly declared "aww shit! i didn't get any fuckin' fries!" they said they couldn't help but laugh at that. i know where he got it though, definitely from THEM. *lol*
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grampagoomba - 2005-03-24 00:58:22
When I was just a small critter, I remember playing a word rhyming game with my mother. Now, maybe it could be said that she should have used a little common sence here, but I suppose you don't expect your little child to use such language... Mom: what rhymes with duck....?
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Squeakzilla - 2005-03-24 12:36:12
What I was implying in my previous entry is that given Andrew's obvious IQ he probably knows that something is inherently wrong with the phrase he "put together" but is testing UB to see if his (Andrew's) assumption is correct. Since UB didn't react, Andrew probably thinks his Dad is a tard. Expect further testing soon.
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saidnot - 2005-03-25 22:31:01
I'm glad I'm not the only one sitting up with my child watching The Family Guy. My approach is slightly different. As the words come out of the character's mouths I say, "ok son, don't say that word, or that one or ANY of the words she just said ..."
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Kari - 2005-03-29 07:50:16
I told my five year old that bad words are like coffee and beer - only for adults to use, not kids. He never swears, even though once in a while a f-bomb or shit or something else less desierable slips out of my mouth.
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