socialization of undesirable expressions

Karina Lutz (Karina_Lutz@BROWN.EDU)
Sat, 22 Jul 1995 10:28:00 +0300

When my 2 and 4 year old daughters say socially unacceptable things I do
three things:
* tell them succinctly what is unacceptable,
* if they indicate curiosity and the propensity to listen, I tell them
* ignore repeated expressions of the undesirable speech.

After a few attempts to get more reaction, they always give up.

With some restraint, list readers could do the same.

-Karina Lutz