Student Fined $637 in Penalties for Potty Mouth

Time out for cursing at school? Try a hefty fine. Credit: Getty Schools and parents across the country always seem to struggle with cleaning up potty mouths. But administrators at a Texas high school may have found a way to eliminate c...Texas high school says you curse in class, you pay.

Say What?! ParentDish Team Comes Clean on Cursing

You kiss your mother with that mouth? Illustration by Christopher Healy
Recently, we met a woman who revealed to us her best-kept parenting secret: For 30 minutes each week, in the privacy of her home, she lets her 8- and 11-year-old kids use a...

School Asks Cops to Fine Foul-Mouthed Students

Students at a Windsor, Conn., high school caught dropping the F-bomb and using other curse words will soon learn a new four-letter word: fine. The Windsor High School principal has asked police officers assigned to the building to charge swearin...

New Study Says Swearing is Good

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CNN Medical Associate Producer Caitlin Hagan has a blog entry where she talks about a new study just published by Dr. Richard Stephens at Keele University in the United Kingdom. Apparently the ...

McDonald's Kidz Bop CD Pulled for Kid-Unfriendly Language

Is McDonald's teaching kids to swear? Photo courtesy of Some Alabama parents are upset about a track on the Kidz Bop 6 CD that is being given away with McDonald's Happy Meals. They say the supposedly kid-friendly version of Gavin De Graw...

Tori Spelling won't clean up her potty mouth

Actress Tori Spelling, who is expecting her second child in June, believes that swearing in front of children is fine as long as it is done correctly. Apparently, it's all about the tone of your voice. Angry and loud F-bombs are bad, sweet little bab...

When %&$*# comes from your child's mouth

She was nearly four-years-old and my daughter was ready to blow. She was furious at me for hurrying her out the door when clearly she didn't want to be hurried. She was sitting at the top of the stairs, face pinched in fury, while I stood at the fron...

Nun says the seven words

I know George Carlin went to Catholic school; I wonder if he ever encountered Sister Kathy Avery? Carlin had a big hit in the early '70s with his Seven Dirty Words routine. In Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, the principal of St. Clare of Montefalco Cat...

Going to town

Yesterday, Sara had a appointment with her doctor, so I picked up the kids early after school and we caught the streetcar downtown. We got to the Union Square area and joined the throngs of people headed up Powell street. There were people of every t...

Profanity filter for the internet

Anyone who's read my personal blog knows that I'm prone to cursing like a sailor. When it comes to my 2 1/2 year-old, however, I try and curb my tendency to blaspheme, and prefer others would, too. For those of you whose kids are a little older and s...


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