Don’t swear in front of your kids – parents told by Headteacher – is that OK?

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Posted by: Sue Atkins



I’ve been interviewed on BBC Radio Tees and BBC Radio Liverpool today about the Headteacher of Meeching Valley Primary School in Newhaven who has told parents in the school newsletter to stop swearing in front of their children as the children are bringing foul language into the classroom.

As a former Deputy Head I have heard children as young as 5 dropping a pencil on the floor and swearing out loud !

We are our children’ s primary role model whether we are aware of it or not – or whether we like it or not.

We can bang on about teaching tolerance and kindness all day long but when someone cuts us up on the roundabout and we swear our heads off what do you think our kids remember ?

It’s not for me to tell you what to do,  but it is my job to ask you the questions to help you find your own answers  🙂

Sooooooo what do you do at home when you bang your finger with a hammer when you are putting up a shelf – do you say “Oh Dear!” Turn the air blue or quietly curse under your breath?

If you do swear regularly what are your children learning from you?

Is it OK for teenagers to swear at you ?

Are some words more acceptable than others ?



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