My 4-Year-Old Said ‘F*ck’ — and I’m Not Even Mad

Here’s why I’m not going to punish my daughter for using swear words

Melissa-Jane Nguyen
Family Matters

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Photo by Jeremiah Lawrence on Unsplash

My 10-month-old was crawl-stomping (he’s kinda aggressive when he wants to get somewhere fast) into the bathroom just as my daughter had emerged from the bath.

‘Fuck the hell!’ she said (translation: fucking hell).

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Melissa-Jane Nguyen
Family Matters

Writer and editor. Writing about parenting, writing and life. Working on YA novel. Tea drinker. Book lover. Wife. Mother. https://melissajane.substack.com/