Things you need to stop doing now you're a parent
Being a potty-mouthed driver
Freya was driving to Newcastle airport when Joe, her toddler, started shouting, 'Uck-sake.'
'We were running late,' Freya explains, 'and I'd been cursing the whole way. By the time we arrived, a glossary of swear words was firmly imprinted on his mind.'
Perhaps due to our fraught lifestyles, children are picking up naughty words earlier than ever (42 per cent start swearing by the age of three, according to an Australian survey). For such tense situations, it's handy to have substitutes up your sleeve - such as 'crivvens' or 'jings.' While they might sound oddly 1950s, surely it's better than having a cursing kid?