A new feature, Wednesday Woe is brought to you by Wanda Worstwagger. Feel free to send in your questions, but be advised that Wanda has no credentials. She gives advice because she feels compelled to answer any question asked of her, but if you could see her life you’d go running in the other direction. Just sayin’.
My eight year old son is using inappropriate language. How do I get him to stop?
Yours in hopefulness,
Dear Agony Mom,
First, have you seen my kids? It’s obvious you weren’t around when one of my boy children at eight years old flung his body on the floor of the baked goods aisle at the grocery store when I wouldn’t buy him marshmallows. I left him there yelling and thrashing.
That said is it possible for people to ignore your eight year old when he swears? Just have them turn away without saying a thing? This seems like attention getting behavior to me and possibly a bid to be like the cool big-boys. If he thrives on attention and gets none when he swears it’s possible he will stop investing energy in swearing and move on to other more interesting and lucrative bids for attention.
Yours in eternal hope,
Intrepid readers, do you have better advice for Agony Mom? If so please feel free to comment.