Children grow, expand vocabulary and actively use it. Always in place, though not always beautifully expressed. So we began to bring wonderful expressions from the kindergarten. So far, they cause a little bewilderment. But so that the child does not begin to say something more abruptly, you have to teach him now to be discriminating in expressions.
The daughter in the group has a boy whose toilet humor is the norm. As I understand myself, for children over the age of 3-4 years old this is a relatively normal behavior. In the sense that they already understand that boys and girls are somehow different from each other. All this is incomprehensible to them until the end, and therefore is of particular interest. Often it manifests itself in such a joke.
To let things take their course is extremely dangerous, otherwise the child will find it difficult to understand the norms of morality in the future. I cannot say that I myself always and in all situations differ by the restraint of the English lady. But I try in society at least one person to restrain their emotional expressions.
So, when my daughter began to repeat toilet jokes at home, I immediately stopped it. The first impulse, of course, was the desire to emotionally condemn and put pressure on authority. But it is clear that this is not the case – she will continue to communicate like that behind my back. Therefore, we went a reasonable way.
At first, I found out from whom she heard such jokes. It turned out that the boy in the garden. Earlier, listening to her stories from the kindergarten, I realized that this was a completely unruly and spoiled boy. Although parents seem to be adequate people. That is, this is not the case when the child copies their behavior.
Then she explained to her daughter that the boy just wants everyone to pay attention to him, everyone plays with them. Therefore, he says all sorts of nonsense. And this does not mean at all that it is necessary to repeat them after him. It is possible to attract attention in other ways.
But children’s thinking is completely unpredictable for adults. We do not take into account those things that are taken for granted. Once during the evening bathing, I asked my daughter if she was popping in the kindergarten (I try to keep track of her chair). To which she frankly was indignant: Mom, why do you say nonsense ?!
It was necessary to give an additional and maximally accessible lecture on direct meanings of words and figurative ones, and that in the latter case, the funny does not always turn out to be funny. For myself, once again noted that it is necessary to explain something to the child in extremely simple terms. Then ten times to check in practice, whether everything was clear.
And how did you deal with the nonsense that a child brings from kindergarten?