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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...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...

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...

New Study Says Swearing is Good

Do you curse in front of your kids? Photo: sxc.hu
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...

Travel Soccer, Perfect Parents, and More - Links We Love

Travel sports are a huge commitment, both for families and for kids. Can you see yourself as a travel team parent, or are rec leagues more your speed? -- On Parenting Worried you're not a perfect mother? You can stop worrying, because she...

No Cussing Club Goes for a Curse-Free Week

McKay Hatch is one ambitious 15-year-old. Back when he was still in junior high in Pasadena, CA, he started up a No Cussing Club. "A lot of kids at my school...would cuss and use dirty language all the time," says Hatch. "It bothered me so much that...

Britney Spears Seeks to End "Amy" Controversy

"If U Seek Amy," Britney' Spears's new single, is about to be released. Catchy little tune -- and if you say the title fast enough, it sounds just like she's saying F--- me. This, of course, could present a problem for radio stations that want to...

Teen Threatened for Not Swearing

I try not to swear. I say things like "shoot" or "fiddlesticks", but my kids have indeed heard my say things I couldn't say on television. Especially when doing battle with Microsoft products. Still, we do try to set a good example and we don't hang...

Dropping the F-bomb on Sesame Street?

(Click Big Bird's photo to see some Famous TV F-Bombs) What is it about swearing that is just so hilariously funny? Because it is funny, you know. At least, that's what one Supreme Court Justice said last week, when considering a case regarding...

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...

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...

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...

What does a G rating really mean?

Reader Stephanie wrote to ask about movie ratings, specifically the G rating given to Ratatouille, the latest animated film from Pixar. She writes: We took our young son to see Ratatouille this weekend. Most of the content was ok, except a scene in...

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...

Jared's first swear word

Okay, so maybe it wasn't exactly his first, but I'm pretty sure it was the first time he used one intentionally and in a contextually correct way. We had just got home from our usual Thursday evening at the Jewish Home and he jumped out of the car...

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