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    Default What to do about swearing playgroup mum?

    I take my kids to a weekly playgroup where one of the mums swears like a trooper. The other week, after playgroup, my 5yo said "f***ing" to his dad in anger. He's said it again a few times when he was upset. I wonder if I should encourage this mum to be cautious with her language or if that would just offend? Is there a way to being it up without causing embarrassment or upset?

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    Could you mention it on the quiet to whoever runs the playgroup & get them to do a general announcement to all parents about appropriate behavior etc???

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    hi javic, there should be some sort of guidelines, policy, regarding general behaviour for adults and children. Like no one should be allowed to attend if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, that sort of thing. First I would speak with the co-ordinator or manager and ask what can be done. If that is not a solution, then maybe just explaining to your child that there are adult words that must not be said by children and it causes you upset to hear this adult speaking those words, but you cant stop the adult. Or just tell the person, you cant tolerate her language, and if she cant stop then you will leave the group. marie

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    Yeah I would talk to the coordinator and have the ground rules sent out again to include this if they don't already. If it has no effect, because she doesn't read it for example, then I would talk to her and nicely say would she mind not doing it. Its totally not on.

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    Oh how awful... Surely adults should know this is not acceptable. Hopefully she stops after you speak with the coordinator.


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    Definitely take it up with whoever leads/coordinates the playgroup. It is their responsibility to make sure that its a safe space for children, and that includes appropriate language.

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