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35. What the f*ck?!

It’s one thing when your teenage daughter swears in the company of her friends – but another thing entirely when she swears at home – especially when it is aimed at you!

Swearing and cursing – what is acceptable in your house, and how can you change bad habits?.

Teenagers swear for a variety of reasons; some are the same as the reasons why adults swear. It vents frustration in a most satisfying manner! You may feel that cursing is OK in certain contexts, but less so if your teenager releases a stream of invective at a family gathering, in front of younger siblings and causing granny to choke on her sherry.

Teenage children swear for many reasons. They may swear to make themselves feel more ‘adult’ – particularly if they ...

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