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Salomon Says: When Kids Curse

Salomon Says: When Kids Curse

Are they breaking the law or just letting off steam? (2 min. 24 sec)


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Published: December 24, 2005

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Visitor Comments: 11

(11), June 28, 2008 8:41 AM

the way it is

again ,here we are in a position that goes back since the begining of time.we as humans,civilation,what ever you would like to call it have cursed since cavemen dragged their wives around by the school trying to make an example is not going to carry a lot of weight.first off,almost everything in life always goes back to money,some of the wealthiest people I know curse 100 times a day,so if they fine the kids,who suffers ?johnny's dad, who is a vice-president of company,who will give him the $ to pay the fine, will be cussin'while he's doing it.suzie's dad who is barley gettin by on 300 dollar a week job will be cussin while givin it to her -and on top of that they will go without something they need that week because of the stupid the poor suffers. bottom line if they dont cuss while they are there,as soon as they get in a vehicle the first cd they put in will start out with a least 5 curse words(which our freedom of speech in this country grants them the right)and it just stems from a chain of command that started way before any of our time,so don't think anybody is going to "fix"the curse problem soon-dont we have bigger fish to fry-get real people.

(10) Fernando Ocumare, August 15, 2007 1:56 AM


Our kids are a reflexion of who we are. They behave based on the perception that they have of us. The better this perception the better the outcome...

Fernando Ocumare

(9) bnolen, August 29, 2006 12:00 AM

Someone needs to do it.

If the parents are not teaching the kids to not curse, something needs to be done. There is an epidemic of lack of respect, for themselves or anyone else, shown by many children today, and one way this has manifest itself is cursing. Perhaps this will bring the subject to the forefronts of parent's minds, so they will deal with this issue properly. In the past, we used to be terrified if neighbors saw us do something wrong. Now, no one cares (they have their own problems).

(8) Vicky, January 14, 2006 12:00 AM

Perhaps the consequences have been good and taken care of this particular situation. But I do not agree with policing students like this, even if the intentions are to help them clean their mouths. I don't really think this is a violation of freedom of speech, yet it could lead to a violaton of human rights. What will kids be fined for next? Not doing their homework? Breaking curfew? Yelling at their parents? Talking in class? These are all things kids do that should stop, so why not fine kids who do that as well? Why won't people think its okay to do that, if it's okay to fine kids for cursing? Where do you draw the line?

(7) Rochel, January 4, 2006 12:00 AM

temporary solution

policing students can only be a temporary solution, but it can be an efficient way to get their attention and make short term change.

I think work has to be done to show the children personally that it is not to their advantage to curse, that the are actually damaging themselves and losing out by it--and then the behavior will become their choice and not an imposed one. One who curses should be looked at with pity or other stigmatic way to make copying them less attractive.

They need to see examples of people they can admire and look up to who regard cursing negatively. They need to be praised and socially rewarded for strides in improving what is really only a thoughtless bad habit.

Perhaps they need to be taught other outlets for the feelings which are less offensive--maybe enriched vocabularies. With humor, kids can express themselves in nonoffensive words.
I think this program could be made even more meaningful by showing them how the tools that bring success in controlling our words can be used in many other areas of life to refine ourselves, to become the holy nation that Hashem wants and expects us to be

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