DS is 28 months old and has learned a new phrase that he LOVES....F***ing Jesus.
Now to be perfectly honest we are not perfect with our language but I am trying hard. His dad is from Ireland and the "F" word is kinda build in to their vocabularly so he says it with out even noticing but is also trying.
I don't know where he got to 2nd word from????
I tried the first few times to tell him thats not nice to say but now he is saying it 20x a day, usually for attention.
Now I just totally ignore it and pretend that he is not talking at all
Sometimes he will just sit and say it over and over and over to him self but then he will use it in the "right" situation, like when he pooed in his pants yesterday when we were rushing out the door.... I was cleaning him (it was awful) and he says "F***ing jesus (while shaking his head and seeming exasurbated). It was exactly what I was thinking.
Anyways if your child has picked up a bad phrase how have you dealt with it? Ignore it or keep reminding them its not nice???
I tell my kids those are grown up words. Somethings in our house are just grown up and that's the end of it. Pop, alcohol, the f word and usually coffee. I didn't think it would work b/c DD1 is incredibly stubborn, but after a few reminders she stopped saying it.
We don't have quite the full-blown problem, but DS (26mo) has said a few swear words. I was driving the other day and someone cut me off or something dangerous and I said "Oh My God!!". Then from the back seat comes this "fuck shit!". I had to laugh. I did not swear in that particular instance, but he had obviously heard me swear while driving and responded thus. I know it's probably not the best response, but it is just so funny and I laugh every time he's done it, which isn't much. But I don't make a big deal and just move on, and he drops it.
If it ever becomes a problem though I will remember the Playful Parenting game and try that. That's a great book!