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    Default Swearing at Daycare

    DS came home from daycare today and told us he doesnt have many friends and that another boy called him a "bits"
    I asked him why the boy called him a "bits" and he was saying no trying to correct my pronunciation of the word. Finally I said "he called you a bit..h? Why did he say that?", and DS said "It means I dont love you"

    DP got pretty annoyed by this, but I wasnt too worried as DS didn't really seem to care. My question is should I mention this to the carers tomorrow or should I just let it go? I have explained to DS that it was not a nice thing for the boy to say and left it at that.

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    Yes I would mention it, because there could be some bullying or something else going on.

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    For me I don't that I'd being it up because 1 - your DS isn't worried & it sounds like you've spoken with him about how he feels; & 2 - that the kids who called him names said it because it "means I don't love you" sounds to me like he has bigger issues going on somewhere. When my kids were little swearing was something they did because they thought it was naughty & funny or if someone swore at them they thought it was bad in a naughty way but no worse in most respects than being called a "stinky idiot" or whatever. Being told - especially as a decorative female put down - that it means you don't love a person...? Sounds just down right kinda sad.

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    I'm not sure whether DS interpreted it as "I dont love you" or whether the little boy actually said told him that's what it meant.

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    Oh - ok.
    I still think id gauge my response in relation to his response. We don't swear at our house but I don't have a problem if other people do.

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    I would mention it to the daycare manager. I think it is not right for children to use that sort of language, and to me I would worry about that childs home life. if your child is not upset by it, then that is fine, but I would still mention it. might make the carers a bit more aware of the children. marie.

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    I'd be more concerned for the other child as PP said and I would definitely bring it up.

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    I spoke to both carers on Friday. They were surprised and said they have never heard any of the kids use that word.
    I also asked them to keep on eye on DS to ensure he wasn't being bullied (at DP's request).

    Thanks everyone for the advice.


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