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07/18/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

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Shannon WI on

Very sad links today…I’m a bit disappointed in People right now. I’m certainly not perfect and my kids can drive me up the wall too, but I’m so sick of hearing parents complain about spending time with their children instead of enjoying them. They are human and have feelings. Here’s something perhaps those who get tired of their children should read:

Amber on

Why would children swearing ever be considered adorable? Very poor link choice!

Laura on

I think it is hilarious when children swear. Would I ever teach my child swear words on purpose? Absolutely not. But I think it’s cute when they do it without ever realizing they are doing it.

I don’t know that I’d encourage them to do as some of these videos show. I’d probably try to teach them the proper word (for instance, one child said the f word for the word cup)

Maggie on

I think the kids swearing is hilarious!

Robyn on

Shannon WI, I read the link you posted. One word: UGH.

Shannon WI on

Robyn, I respect your opinion, although different than mine, and hope you can do the same. Have a great day!

Jillian on

You don’t have to believe in god to be a good parent. It irritates me to no end, when people push their beliefs on me.

Shannon, I will be respectful and will not post an article that talks about how there is no god and how you do not need to believe in one in order to be a great parent in order to love your children. A word of advice, don’t bring god or religion into things.

A on


Demanding that people not bring God or religion into things is refusing to allow them their own freedom of opinion. I realize that when you stand up for freedom of belief, what you really mean is YOUR freedom of belief and not that of anyone who disagrees with you (and I mean the royal you.) Unfortunately, that’s not the way it works, sweetcheeks. Your time would be better spent learning not to be such a ridiculous hypocrite.

And children swearing should be an EMBARRASSMENT to parents. It’s not adorable, and it reflects on the family making them look extremely trashy for thinking otherwise.

jessicad on

I have a hilarious video of my daughter when she was 15 months old saying a curse word, I think it’s cute especially because she uses it properly when she drops a toy in the sandbox. The day before I had dropped a plate and the word just slipped out, I didn’t know she heard me from the other room.

BUT, just because I don’t have a problem with it that doesn’t mean I curse in front of her or let her do it, I’m respectful of other parents and I wouldn’t want her teaching it to other children. In my opinion they’re just words, but I realize some people find them offensive or think it makes you sound uneducated so I don’t make it a habit! 🙂

Sarah K. on

A, at least Jillian was respectful in expressing her opinion without resorting to name-calling. Who actually calls someone “sweetcheeks”? It’s incredibly condescending. Not to mention calling her a “ridiculous hypocrite” – completely unnecessary. Your time would be better spent learning how to be a little nicer.

Anyways, I also don’t like it when kids swear, but it’s funny when it’s an accident or because they can’t say a word correctly.

Jillian on

I will not name call, be condescending and stoop to your level. I did not demand that she or anyone not bring up god or religion. I mearly made a suggestion. The reason why I make this suggestion is when religion or politics is brought into a discussion, especially when it actually has nothing to do with anything, people tend to make nasty and or hateful comments and will name call. Thanks for making me laugh though at how hypocritical you are……I really needed that one 🙂

Stella Bella on

Thank you, Shannon. The lady has a valid point.

Shannon WI on

Jillian, the article certainly is written from a Christian point of view, but as with most everything, there can be a take-away for everyone. The article is simply stating that society has been pushing children and parenting to the side. You may disagree with that, and that’s your right to do so. But please don’t dismiss the message simply due to the messenger. I would hope I’m open to others and their opinions whether I agree with them on other areas of life, religion being one of them. That’s one of the keys to a happy life (in my opinion)…being open and ready to learn at all times.

Jillian on

Shannon, I have no intentions of reading the article. I respect your opinion and will be respectful to you. There are many articles that can and do the same thing without bringing god or christians, lutherans, etc into it. If you had posted an article excluding religion, I would have read and commented accordingly.

Anya on

Thank you Shannon, that article was exactly something I needed to read today 🙂

I also don’t find these links so great today. Kids + Swearing = trashy same as if a grown up does it.

dsfg on

I’m sick of those articles asking if girls are harder to raise than boys. Anyone who thinks one gender is harder to raise than another is ignorant and sexist. All children are different–some are easier to raise than others–but I’m astounded at the people that generalize and attribute that to gender.

daria on

@shannon, your link was repulsive. the only take away message was that we should all be good christian mothers who devote our entire selves to our children. as another commenter said, ugh. i don’t care what religion anyone else believes in, or doesn’t, but honestly, the frequent and bizarre references to abortion (somehow the legality of abortion, around for decades, indicates that our society hates the inconvenience of children?) alone makes that link the absolute worst thing i’ve read today.

Indira on

lol @ sweetcheeks.

Toya L. on


dsfg on

Wow, I’m not sure why people think that article was “disgusting.” I can see why people may not like it or may not want to read it, but there’s no need to be insulting just because someone has a viewpoint different than yours.

Jillian on

I personally have no interest in reading the link myself, but will keep my thoughts to myself. I don’ think there is a need to use words as disgusting to describe it. I also don’t feel there is a need to insult people and call them sweetcheeks or hypocrite for having a different opinion than you. I find that equally as rude.