I let my kid tell me to ‘f- -k off’ – but I’m a super mom
There are no swearing pots in this woman.
Lucinda Hart, a mother of two, thinks children should be allowed to swear freely at home.
The 47-year-old fiction writer allows his young daughters Rafi and Aelfrida to tell him to “fk off” whenever they want – but only on their lazy days at their home in Cornwall, England.
“I don’t censor words with my children. That’s not what language is for,” she said in a report for The Sun. “I like the language [and] it’s natural to swear.
Hart noted that she only allows the girls to use foul language in private, and never in a public setting.
“They know the invisible boundaries,” the single mother said of her children’s behavior.
She also doesn’t like to mince words when it comes to human anatomy and refuses to use euphemisms such as “tinkle” for going to the bathroom – having taught Rafi and Aelfrida the proper names for genitals at a young age.
Her daughters knew the clinical terms for the reproductive organs, including “vagina”, “penis”, “sperm” and “egg”, at a very young age.
“I’m not going to make up words. The anatomy is beautiful,” Hart said.
“And I tell the girls, ‘Don’t say poohsay st Or shit‘” she repeated. “A person at work would always say, ‘Oh sugar’ instead of swearing. I just think about saying it or not saying it at all.
The ‘The Beautiful Blue’ author even had interviews with Rafi about the dirtiest word of all – “f- -k” – and its origins.
Historians have found the first reference to the curse in works from the 16th century and have origins steeped in Germanic and English roots.
“For me, it doesn’t matter. It’s like a little extra punctuation. There are bound to be people who disapprove,” Hart shrugged. “I know my girls are great.”
Hart is convinced that his children would never swear in a mixed society, like in school.
Still, she advises other parents not to stop their children from using dirty and risky language.
Hart thinks the only important thing is that her children behave well in public spaces and are kind to others.
“There are so many things to worry about as a parent – don’t worry about the things that don’t matter,” she said. “The language has been changed and destroyed in many ways, but those old words are pretty much the same.”