A recent study found that children who use swear words to communicate their feelings actually have higher IQs than kids who refrain. “Kids who swear are highly expressive, more assertive, and extremely capable of defending themselves against bullies,” declares study author Dr. Lucinda Streets. “Sometimes a good old f-bomb does more to tell the story of being five, than all those Dr. Seuss books put together,” adds Dr. Streets.
Parents spend a lot of time worrying about swearing in front of their children. Maybe all that energy could be better spent applying for preschools and signing the kids up for cello lessons. Besides, parents are always lectured about “speaking their kid’s language.”
Isn’t it high time they start speaking ours? Damn!
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Another helpful childrearing discovery a friend and I made is the beneficial effects of a little scotch and soda before naptime for the under-5 set.
Here she is sipping away
And here she is just an hour later.. sleeping