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Suitable for: Families of secondary-age children
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As they grow up, it's common for teenagers to start swearing. They'll pick up words they've heard at school, from their friends, on their social media feeds, and from you, too!
For some families, swearing is just a normal way of speaking. In others, it’s completely unacceptable behaviour. You may feel you fit somewhere in between these extremes.
The reasons behind teenage swearing
There are lots of reasons behind your teenager swearing. Understanding why they do it can help you decide the best ways to respond and support them.
They could be: