LOL, swearing doesnt preclude having honor, respect, problem solving skills, leadership ability, or imagination.
Im not saying children should curse like sailors, but being aware that adults can do things that are inappropriate for children to do in their presence (face it, kids swear when they get together and there arent adults around), is just part of life.
Most of us wouldnt care if our kids used words like sand-nigger or kike. My son knows what a sand-nigger is. As a matter of fact, I was telling him someone was "arabic" and he says "Oh, they're sand-niggers". So, what?
They are going to do it, anyway. by sheltering and making it "forbidden", you only encourage the appeal of using such words. Everyone knows kids are drawn to that which they are not permitted to access.
Thanks for responding. I respect your opinion, but I disagree with it. (As you disagree with mine).
Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice. -Adolf Hitler