Is it ok to swear at your kid?
Whenever I hear mothers swear at their kids, I just want to scoop up their children and rescue them. My roommate just said to her 4-year-old "what the fuck are you doing, you idiot?" after she accidentally squirted her with the hose. It took absolutely everything in my power not to tell her to stop speaking like that. She also tells her kid to "shut up" in a really stern voice, which just makes me cringe. If you want to tell your kid to shut up, can't you just tell them to "zip it". Heck, even "shut your pie hole" sounds nicer because it at least sounds a little humorous. I know she loves her kid, but is this really an acceptable way to speak to her children?