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Tuesday July 23rd, 2013

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Local author Kim Lunansky wants to help you Teach Your Kids To Swear — but it’s not what you might think.

The Windsor-born-and-raised writer penned a book entitled How To Teach Your Kids To Swear that is designed to help you teach children the seriousness and hurtfulness of swear words.

Lunansky says a bit of local, cross-border inspiration helped her to write the book. While out in Michigan driving from store-to-store in the wee hours of the morning on “Black Friday”, Lunansky and friends started to hit a ‘tired wall’. The conversations all stopped and everyone started to get really mellow — all Lunansky could think of was to say something funny.

“I asked my friends if they teach their kids to swear.”

“Everyone was howling with laughter,” Lunansky says. “The conversation just got more and more entertaining from there. After many laughs, the friends we were with suggested that I write a book. It wasn’t really the type of book I envisioned myself writing but I definitely knew that I had the experience, know-how and stories to go with this book.”

“So after some deliberating I chose to write a book about How To Teach Your Kids To Swear.”

In a nutshell, Lunansky says the book is a collection of many different funny stories and situations that children get into where they might be using inappropriate language.

The unpredictable lives of three engaging children are presented in the book: Abbey (an inspiring know it all teen); Ben (an action-hero middle syndrome child); and Chloe (the temper-tantrum-ridden baby). Through family events and stories used as examples, Lunansky provides parental remedies coupled with sensitive guidelines for swear word charged situations any family might experience.

Lunansky says she takes the position that if you teach your children what the swear words mean and how they could hurt or be offensive to others, that children will approach using the words differently.

“At some point each child hears swearing whether it’s at home, in the media or from friends. I believe as parents and caregivers teaching them what to do, or not to do, with these words is an important part of our role.”

How To Teach Your Kids To Swear is available for purchase at local Chapters/Indigo stores in the Local Author section, is available on amazon.com, and is also obtainable from the publisher at www.donnaink.org.

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