By Anonymous - United Kingdom - London
Today, I took my daughter on her first visit to the zoo. While we were watching the lemurs, some kid thought it would be funny to start shouting "MONKEY CUNTS" at them at the top of his voice. Now my daughter refuses to stop repeating the same phrase. FML
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  jisaac09  |  25

Parents have changed since you and I have grown up. Parents don't discipline their kids like they used to.

I am not defending the punishments of earlier generations, it is leaving for a reason, but most parents haven't replaced it with anything even remotely effective.

My bet was that the parents were there trying their best to control their kids to no avail. They won't control their animals at home but think they'll act better in public.

  MuseFan1991  |  14

i can imagine them standing there screaming at them til they're blue in the face, but not actually punishing them for ignoring them. it's something i see all to regularly nowadays.
god, i sound so old

  kozzard  |  17

38-the punishments from earlier generations need to be defended. When we were growing up, people knew how to behave in public, and also knew the consequences of not behaving. Now, I work at Wal-Mart, everyday I see kids wrecking merchandise, throwing tantrums, and the parents just ignore it. These brats are growing up thinking that they don't have to respect anyone or their property, and that throwing a tantrum is how you get things in life.

By  Sofia94_fml  |  15

Tell her quietly what it means, I mean yea she may be too young for it (unless she knows the meaning and is just trying to be annoying), but she will probably be embarrassed then and stop saying it

  CheeseHater  |  23

But really, I don't think she's going to stop saying it because she knows what it is. When I was little and found out that there were several, harsher words for "penis" I didn't want to stop saying those for a month. I'm assuming this kid will be the same.

  Bibliovore  |  26

When my partner was just learning to talk, his mother -- who really almost never swears -- screwed up an oil change on the lawn mower and said, "Fuck!" My partner went around repeating that all day. No, he didn't know what it meant; he was maybe a year and a half old and wouldn't really have been able to take it in. Their family was supposed to go to dinner with a preacher the next day and were afraid they'd have to cancel, but when he woke up the next morning it had morphed into "duck," so suddenly counted as adorable instead of appalling.

  Cupcake040  |  17

I agree with everyone else that kids just repeat words at a younger age and often trying to explain what it means will get you absolutely no where----plus honestly if the daughter is as young as most people are assuming would you really want her knowing what the word monkey CUNT means.......that'd be a great thing to share in a kindergarden class (depending if the definition or anything similar actually gets through to her).

  SWC_Penguin  |  17

You don't have a lot of experience with kids, do you? My daughter will repeat a phrase from a movie 6,000 times even when she's by herself in her room, unaware that I can hear her.

  alexafml  |  5

Haha, my place has really thin walls and the kids next door keep singing one line out of a song over and over and over and I can hear it every time. I wish I could tell them to be quiet but they're just being kids, and they're not mine.

  kakarot2  |  11

One thing is repeating words from a tv show and another is a temper tantrum. You ignore kids that are doing that in order to make them stop by not reinforcing the behavior. Either that or you spank them really hard so the shut up.

By  Kal3Y  |  12

OP, be firm with your child. Warn her that if she keeps saying that, she will get in trouble. If she continues to repeat it, follow through with what you said and discipline her. (I would just take her toys away, but I guess how you punish her is up to you.) I'm sure she'll stop soon. I'm sorry that she had to be exposed to such foul language. :

By  Kitten_Calderon  |  14

Man oh man... I would tell her that cunts is not acceptable for her to say, nip it in the bud right there. If she continues I would take her right out of the zoo and go home. Then follow with the no toys thing