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Your post is great.  We participate in a very outgoing activity (skydiving) and people are pretty loose in their verbage and evenings at the bonfire get wild at times.  Our daughter has been around it since an infant (17 now).  We personally don't talk or act that way (as much) or do some of the evening hijinx you see.  There are LOT of great and decent people, but there's all other kinds too - just like any other activity I suppose.

 

She's actually a much more clean/conservative kid than we could possibly deserve (she makes good and responsible personal decisions).  I asked her once what she thought of a couple of the regulars that in our local camping crew after seeing them acting out and swearing, etc etc.  She just looks me in the eyes and said, "Dad, I know who in our group are good role models and who are just bad examples.  It's not a matter of age when people are playing."  We've always tried to teach her to judge people by their actions only, not appearance, not their words, but their actions and character only.

 

of course, a couple years earlier, she had asked me why one guy was acting really stupid.  I looked her in the eyes and said, "because he's a dumba**, sweetie".  She was very thoughtful for a bit and then said, "ok, I understand".  I'm proud - and absolutely terrified when she finally does break out of her shell - hopefully in college after out of the house.... a3_biggrin.gif

 

You can't choose how other people act (except for being courteous to them while requesting they do the same to you).  But you absolutely can affect your kid's maturity by walking the talk yourself.

 

I totally agree with you that the best way to teach/lead is by example.  The problem is, if the children see something becoming more and more prevalent, it will be easy for them to think (especially at a younger age), "aaah, what does Dad know, all these others are doing it"

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I totally agree with you that the best way to teach/lead is by example.  The problem is, if the children see something becoming more and more prevalent, it will be easy for them to think (especially at a younger age), "aaah, what does Dad know, all these others are doing it"

 

All kids are different.  All I know, is that the right way, is different from kid to kid.  So whatever any particular kid's parents decides, is probably the best they can do - whether the same or different than my choices....  I get your point, but I can't hold back the tide, so I worry about what I can control, and do my best with what I can't.

 

good luck, it's good to know there are lots of decent parents out there doing their best

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Originally Posted by Rick Martin View Post

Again, professional golfers need to clean up their acts.

 

I disagree.

 

**** the morality police. :) They're just words.

 

 

Posts about profanity should go here now: http://thesandtrap.com/t/65817/the-definitive-ing-cursing-swearing-cussing-profanity-thread/ . Really not on topic for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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Here's the scary thing... Tiger didn't really play that well, more like his B game, at least off the tee. To me that's super impressive...
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Posts about profanity should go here now: http://thesandtrap.com/t/65817/the-definitive-ing-cursing-swearing-cussing-profanity-thread/ . Really not on topic for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

 

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Originally Posted by 14ledo81 View Post

BTW, I will respond no more in this thread. Erik said to take it to the #$%! cursing thread. Feel free to bash me over there.

 

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Originally Posted by tuffluck View Post

Not sure what your expectations are, but we on this forum are only a small one millionth percentage of the population and even if your opinion changes us, that's not sufficient. I'm just telling you like it is, and never will a sporting event be a non-swearing venue, nor should you expect it to, regardless of what you belive is right. It is completely your decision as to what you expose your children to.

Wrong thread, tuff!  This one is reserved for talk regarding the Mark Stefenhagen Invitational. c2_beer.gif

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Wrong thread, tuff!  This one is reserved for talk regarding the Mark Stefenhagen Invitational. c2_beer.gif

That's the best Mark St... Haha, my bad ;)
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That's the best Mark St... Haha, my bad ;)


funny stuff

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