Examine Your Own Behavior
Imitation is one of the major ways that humans learn from others. Parents who scream and swear a lot, or are physically aggressive toward their spouse or children, should no be surprised to see their children imitate them.
Under these circumstances, the first step toward correcting the problem behavior in your child is to eliminate it in yourself.
If,at first you do not succeed...try, try again...and get help!
Dr. Tom, 2/15/10