A mother who admitted to letting her children swear has caused a heated debate online.
The mother admitted that she does not correct her children if they swear.
According to The Manchester Evening News, Casara (from the United States) claims that she has an open and honest relationship with her children.
She stated that they know when and how to swear and where and with whom they can swear.
TikTok creator said: “If your child thinks swearing is the worst thing they can do, then you’ve got another thing.”
She explains in the video, “Five things our children allow us to do as parents with four kids”, how she will pick them up after they have finished drinking and then discuss the day.
She said, “Let’s face the facts – peer pressure can be real and people cannot learn unless mistakes are made or they do something that’s not supposed to be done.”
Casara told her followers that children don’t have to “kiss, hug or hover around you if you choose not to”. She doesn’t believe children should be forced into higher education. She teaches children about sex early on, telling them all about their bodies and what drugs they are.
It’s her stand on swearing, however, that has been the subject of most debate. There were almost 5,000 comments on her video, some applauding her, others criticising.
She posted another video after receiving overwhelming response.
She said in this clip: “We allow children to swear, yes, but they don’t walk around our home swearing, effing that and doing that.”
“As my husband stated, who even considered swear words swear terms?” They are bad words, like who thought they were?
“We swear and it originally started with if my son walked by and stubbed his toe he’d be like ‘s***’.
They’re not swearing up a storm. They can say anything they want, but I won’t correct them if they use a swear word.
The defiant post was captioned: “Don’t worry about what others thing of YOUR parenting. You know what’s best for you and YOURS.”
Many people responded to the comments. One person wrote: “Swearing does not pose a problem.”
“What we call swear terms are part of our language. They are useful for relieving pressure!”
“What is a problem is when people don’t have a wider vocabulary and use swear words constantly”.
But swearing was not universally accepted by everyone.
Someone commented that it was absurd to use such ridiculous reasoning. There are worse things they could do. They don’t have to do worse things.
Another person said: “Teaching children to not swear is a demonstration of boundaries and respect; else, where do we draw the line?”