My recently verbal 6 year old has been saying inappropriate things over and over. She reads and loves books like Diary of Wimpy Kid, but latches on to the insults. Anyone been through this? Suggestions?
@ Tifinailyn I'm not crazy about the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". My granddaughter reads them, but I've never heard her say a bad word. She's not autistic, though, but I like to think I'd treat it the same if she was. I'd introduce her to different books. I haven't read any, but I've heard James Patterson has some good children's books. I've read many of his adult books which are crime and suspense, and there's some bad language in them, but I just look over them. Maybe you can simply tell your daughter they are not nice or acceptable, and that her teachers wouldn't want to hear a pretty little girl like her saying naughty words. Also praise her or give her something when she uses proper language. I used a lot of positive discipline with my sons, rather than punishment. Saying a prayer for y'all.
My son did it. It's an attention seeking behavior. I replaced the bad word with something appropriate. He would say "oh sh__". I had my older son say "Oh shoot" and we would laugh and laugh. Eventually my baby boy said "oh shoot" and we all laughed. Bad word went away.
I like the suggestions that mention trying to explain the social impacts(inappropriate-ness) of the words. I found short comments like 'those words make people feel bad' the best. Over time it will register and have an effect. I use lots of repitition against the 'ones who like to repeat' as I have some others in the family. Not trying to belittle anyone but just my approach I guess.
My kid does the same thing. If it's inappropriate, she's gonna say it over and over again. Honestly, I'm not sure what to tell you to do. I tell her I don't like it. Makes me sad. It's mean. NO! She's gonna get " " taken away if I hear it again...nothing seems to make a difference. I just keep trying and hope something will make a difference. I fear people with think she's repeating something I told her. She likes to repeat "You ruin everything!". Which I know she's picked up from a Youtube video she saw years ago before I knew how to set it up for children shows only. But try telling someone that one. Good luck. If it helps, you're not alone