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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Lesson 1: cursing

Parents send their children to school expecting them to come home with newfound knowledge of math, science and grammar, but sometimes they're taken aback when their children come home using profanity as well.

It's a common problem, as students are growing up in a cursing culture, says Jim O'Connor, a public relations professional who founded the Cuss Control Academy in Lake Forest, Ill., to help people curb the habit.

Children pick up expletives from any number of sources, including television, movies and music. But new social settings, including school, also can be a culprit, he says.

No, really? I really didn't think that would happen in school....