This week I’ve faced my vices several times. Kids are excellent mirrors. Not even that, they are magnifiers of their parents’ imperfections.
That said, it is my goal to be open about my imperfections with my kid. I make dents in his worldview one push at a time, so that his worldview doesn’t crash and crumble when he is in his teenage years.
When a child does something wrong, the contrast makes you pay attention. A swearing adult attracts less attention compared to the same action performed by a child.