DSM: name calling and swearing (FWD)

From: Scott Gray (sdg@aramis.sudval.org)
Date: Sun Apr 08 2001 - 00:06:22 EDT


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Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 14:38:01 -0400
From: ZuZu <zuzuspetals@mediaone.net>
To: discuss-sudbury-model@aramis.sudval.org
Subject: name calling and swearing

I am new to the list and am interested in how people feel about name-calling
and swearing. My son (5yo) attends a free school and I am sometimes
shocked by the language the kids use with each other and the staff.

My DS has embraced a lot of these words and uses them often at home and in
public. I am particularly concerned with the name-calling and swearing done
outside of the (free) school environment. Some friends, neighbors and
relatives find my DS's expanding vocabulary offensive. I am worried that
people will run the other way when the see us coming!

This is new to me and I'm not sure how to handle this. Any ideas?

Casey



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