Even if you grow up the most polite child, chances are that one day you will hear him use a bad term for a friend - or for you. As unpleasant as it may surprise you, if it is an isolated incident does not mean that your little one will end up making fun of his classmates at school. As long as you take the appropriate steps so that such reactions do not become a habit.
Check the source
Many times children repeat something they heard on TV without realizing its content. In fact, in several television programs, the negative characterization is used as a joke.
Whether he has a sense of what he is saying or not, most likely it does so to attract - positive or negative - attention. Therefore, if you do not offer it to him, you will eliminate one of the main causes of evil. Tell him calmly that these words are not allowed in your home.
Blow up his empathy
The problem is not the word itself but the potential impact on others. Ask him out well if he is no longer absorbed in the connection. Explain that our words have the potential to hurt others..
Teach him to get angry properly
If the reason for his behavior is the intensity he wants to release, suggest healthy ways to express your anger. Tell him: "I know you were angry because I told you we had to turn off the TV, but you could tell me without calling me stupid ".
Recognize his efforts
When he begins to adopt the behavior you suggested, do not let it feel that you have passed indifferent. Tell him "Well done for telling your friend that you got angry without using bad words".
Pay attention to it
Especially if both parents are busy, Your little one may be claiming your time this way, even if you dedicate it to fighting it. Make sure you spend more quality time together and his behavior will improve soon.
The same goes for you
Be careful what words you use when talking to your child about complaints you have with a friend or manager. also, as much as it irritates you sometimes, if you express your tension by telling him that he "acts like a spoiler", it is perfectly normal to consider that he has the right to do the same. If you escape, apologize and tell him that you acknowledge that you were wrong and that you promise that it will not happen again.