Hearing your teen swear at you or use profane language toward you can be horrifying. You might be filled with anger or you may be so stunned you don't even know how to respond. But, it's important to respond in a manner that will deter your teen from doing it again. Clearly, you never want your teen to speak to a future employer, romantic partner, or friend with the same level of disrespect. Whether your teen blew up at you because you said he can't go out with his friends or he's angry because you told him to clean his room, clearly his behavior is unacceptable. Here's how you can respond to swear words and profane language directed at you in a productive manner:.
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She screams and cusses and blames everyone for her mistakes. I dread getting her phone calls in fear that shes having a trantrum and It disrupts my whole day. Im at a loss on what I need to do.
Not right now. Right now I want to her to spout goofy things or get all serious like she did the other day when she said, "I love you, Daddy. I just don't want her to become like me, a person so scared of being judged that he's unable to say the four-letter words that comfortably fill the public lexicon.