Is it OK to swear around kids?

Many parents are careful about what they say around their kids, but research suggests casual swearing is totally alright.Cognitive scientist Benjamin Bergen, who’s also the author of What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves, found that while verbal abuse can be harmful, casual swearing around kids doesn’t have any impact on their well-being or emotional development.Story continues below