Why Your Young Child Swears and How to Stop It

young child swearing

Reading time: 4 minutes

Suitable for: Families of primary-age children

If your child starts swearing, it can be hard to know how to stop it. Swearing is a common behaviour in older children and young people, but young children often swear too.

For some families, swearing is just a normal way of speaking. In others, it’s completely unacceptable behaviour. You may feel you fit somewhere in between these extremes. 


There are lots of reasons behind your child swearing. Understanding why they do it can help you decide the best ways to deal with the behaviour.




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