Okay, so this isn’t LOTR themed (though I wish it was…how cool would that be!!!)
I now have a 16yr old and 13yr old in my house (where does the time fly?)
And the swearing has gotten out of control. We swear. It’s just a way of the world, but we swear where swearing is justified. I had always took the stance I’d rather have the kids know what they’re hearing (from friends/YouTube/ etc) than start using a word or phrase and have no idea what the connotations are.
But these days, yikes! They’re basically using swears as punctuation.
Enter the swear jar.
I give them 50 pieces of Monopoly money.
They swear, a piece goes in.
Anything left over at the end of the week I pay them in real $.
I don’t know how well this is going to work…wish me luck!
We have a similar philosophy towards “adult” words. I’ll never forget in 3rd grade I told my teacher my friends and I were in a club called the “studs.” She kindly told me I might want to consider different club names…
(Linda -2023 is a use the good stuff year! :us:)
We had a swear jar…only we had to put real money in each time we used a cuss word! If we didn’t have the funds, we had to pay in a chore.
Hahah! I am a sailor too!!! I try to curb it, but it never works. The jar is a creative solution. Hopefully it will help your kids reel it in. You should make a goal for yourself too! Show your kids that it can be done!