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A podcast for conscious parents who drop the f-bomb. A lot.

We are the overthinkers, the dreamers, and the doers. We are parenting in a radically different way than those before us. But our divine vision gets blurry cause...OMG...kids can be such a pain in the ass. Let's work from the inside out, in a whole brain, whole body way to mitigate the crappy behavior. Not just with our kids but with ourselves. So you can be the parent you envision.

Hosted by Jamie Glowacki, Author of "Oh Crap! Potty Training" and the soon to be released title, "Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler: Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years―No Time-outs Needed"

Sep 20, 2019

You’ve got to face the facts: try as hard as you might, your kid is going to swear at some point, and when they do drop a big fat expletive it will probably be in the worst time and place. It’s going to be embarrassing, but it’s also a valuable moment that will help your kid understand what is or isn’t acceptable among certain crowds, while allowing you both to acknowledge the emotion beneath the swearing.

 

In this episode, Jamie discusses her approach to teaching Pascal about swearing and the impression it gives off and suggests how you can help your own children to understand the effect of bad—or rather, “strong”—words.



The Finer Details of This Episode:

 

  • How Jamie’s son Pascal and his preschool class were exposed to swearing en masse—and what it taught them about the power of words.
  • There are some parents who don’t care about swearing  but of course, you need to set boundaries on where and when that happens. 
  • Helping your little one understand that swearing can affect how others see them, and how Jamie has imparted this lesson to her son.
  • Why swearing in inappropriate contexts can actually teach your kid a lot about hurt and shame.
  • The reason Jamie refers to cursing as “strong words” rather than “bad words.”



Quotes:

 

“Swearing is just words we’ve given extraordinary power to.”

 

“The more power you give the words the more it has and that’s just how it goes.”



Links:

 

Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 

  

Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU

 

Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler - 

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738