Chuckles came home from school the other day a little sad, maybe even a bit teary. He doesn’t know the cool naughty words that other kids do (since he doesn’t have older siblings or much TV exposure). He feels a little left out. I’m sure #3 will know all the cool naughty words (and teach them to the other kids whose parents will then hate me).
Since he didn't know the naughty word, he was saying that word meant something (which it really does). He didn't get the "joke". He doesn't have the social skills yet to just blow it off and fake like he gets it and go along for a little while.
Because the slang word he didn't know was male anatomy-related, I put his father in charge. I will talk about respect for women and not objectifying them by body part. Dad can discuss what are approrpriate slang words for the locker room.
Today, The Tribune had an article called "What to do when your kid says they ate lunch alone and had no one to play with at recess". This is one of the best parenting articles I have read for the 6-9 year old set. I'm out of my depth with these "Big Kid" problems.