Hoping someone can please help me with my dilemma. My four year old uses the F word constantly. He initially heard it from my husband's employees (tradesmen who use that word constantly without even realising) and sometimes my husband. At first we ignored it, then told our son to use another word instead (oops) which initially worked as he would say F, then oops. It was used quite randomly, but then it became more purposeful and directed at us. Now he uses it ALL the time, to the point where it is really upsetting me. He knows that when he uses that word, it gets a rise out of me and I get really cranky at him; so when he's in trouble (being naughty, not listening etc), he directs it at me in such anger. F mumma, F it mumma, I'm using this f-ing language mumma, F F F. It says it with such rage and anger, shouting it right into my face. This is usually at home, but he often says it out in public. I've tried washing his mouth with soap (didn't work as he spat it all over the floor - more work for me to clean it up), smacking, ignoring, shouting, time out chair, removing privileges such as tv ... nothing works. What can I do? Please help!