I need some advice here please. I am the mother of 3 sons who are 14, 12, and 11. The past few weeks we have developed a real problem with our mouths. Not being sassy so much, but what I call "potty" mouths. Calling each other jackasses, and other such words. My husband and I don't swear very much, nor do our friends and family. But the boys lately have really been into this name-calling, and using not such nice words. We have told them that this language is not acceptable in our home, but they still try and get by with it. I am at my wits' end trying to think of ways to discourage this language. My husband and I will try to lessen what little foul language we use, but I would appreciate any other suggestions. I have told them that I am going to start charging a fine for every bad word they say. Any other ideas?
We monitor the tv shows they watch and what kind of music they listen to so that is covered. I refuse to raise sons who talk like sailors.