I curse freely in front of my children. I have been a potty mouth all my life, in Japanese and in English, and most likely I will continue to be so. I saw an Instagram quote saying, “Libras are fluent in at least five languages: English, Profanity, Sarcasm, Truth, and Love.” Yes, we are.
For the first fews years after my kids’ were born, I thought maybe I should stop or at least curve my cursing. I sort of tried; but it would inevitably pop up here and there. Old habits die hard. Then I had a second thought and I stopped stopping.
I told my kids that I will keep talking the way I always have (including cursing and what not) and I personally see there is nothing wrong with that: however, they are not allowed to curse. Not until they are 18 and they are out of my house and making their own money. At that point, they can express themselves however they want and accept the rewards/consequences of their choices. Until then, I told them that they are not allowed to curse anywhere because if they do people are going to think that I’m a horrible mother and some child protection people will take them away and put them in foster homes and they won’t live with me ever again. They were pretty young but they understood that my threat was not entirely true, yet, they got that I meant business.