"Let Kids Swear" (Guest Post by Heather Shumaker, author of "It's OK NOT to Share")

rule25_revise_final SwearingI write a lot about Power.  Young kids love feeling powerful.  You see them engage in powerful actions like throwing stones in water, hauling heavy logs, being up high, swinging high, climbing, running and wearing superhero capes.

But words offer tremendous power, too.  Particularly those words.  You know the ones: potty talk, stupid head and general swear words.

Words we don’t want to hear – and often try to ban – are experiments in power.  (more…)