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Suitable for: Families of secondary-age children
If your child is swearing, it can be hard to know how to stop it. Swearing is a common behaviour in older children and young people.
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.
Why do children swear?
There are lots of reasons behind your child swearing. Understanding why they do it can help you decide the best ways to deal with the behaviour.