The New York Times
Date: 2012-02-21
Author: Elizabeth Weil

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Author, Elizabeth Weil
Mentioned, Stockard Channing
Mentioned, The New York Times Magazine
My 6-year-old recently told me that all kids learn to swear by listening when their parents drive. She says this is common knowledge among children. In most families this probably means listening and storing away vocabulary as Mom gets cut off while shes trying to merge. But in our family it means something a little different. My daughters didnt learn how to swear only at strangers in passing cars. They learned how to shout out their emotions (in words most of us would probably prefer small children not use) at the people they love, the people sitting right next to them and strangely, their skills at venting make me feel a little proud and relieved.A couple of years ago my husband, Dan, and I embarked on what many people considered to be a...(read more)
... My 6-year-old recently told me that all kids learn to swear by listening when their parents drive. She says this is common knowledge among children. In most families this probably means listening and storing away vocabulary as Mom gets cut off while ...


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