No Hate

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hate is one word that we do not use in our house.

It is one of the words that I do not let my kids say.  We also avoid words such as stupid, dumb, retard, gay, etc

Honestly, I do not mind nearly as when the kids say other inappropriate words, such as the 'f word', but that has only happened a few times, mostly because I said it when I broke a toe.

Why do we not say hate??

Hate is too strong.  Hate, to me, is associated with violence.  Violence in general is something I seek actively to avoid.

It may be harmless so to speak to say you hate coconut (for example)- but really do you hate coconut or do you just really really intensely dislike it.  Hate is just too strong of a word to use.

What words do you not use? 


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M said...

I try not to use any words that would sound rude coming out of either my niece and nephews mouths, or my grandmothers mouth. Keeps me pretty safe.

Jenn said...

We call those "strong words" in our house. They are not "bad" words, but rather "strong". We do not use the word hate for anything, it is ok to dislike things, but never hate.
My list would be : hate, stupid, retarded, gay, crap, shut up, frick, I'm sure there are more I can't think of right now. My boys are 7 and 9 and hear their friends use some of these words, but know it is not allowed in my home. I have overheard them asking their friends not to use those word in our house. Makes me proud!

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