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I'm an aspiring cryptographer. Other interests include software engineering and Linux-based system administration.
I can be contacted at: reid [at] rwiggins [dot] net.
How do my wife and I stop our son from learning to swear from us?
As a teenager who actively stopped swearing, I can tell you that this works. The key to stopping is to never swear -- ever -- and a perfect way to do that is to replace cuss words with some other words. I typically used one word to replace them all, so the only way you could even distinguish different cuss words' usages was to know them already. If I say "son of a potato" to a kid and he doesn't know what the "cuss-word version" is, he can't even derive it from a list of known profanities. It's super helpful to quit, but using one replacement word globally has that extra feature.