What is it about teenagers that prevents them from using proper language?
This morning I was given several complaints about my Explorers. It would seem that they are using some improper language. Now, let me be the first to say that I'm an EMT and my mouth can get pretty bad when I'm in the station house, but about 6 months ago I started guarding what I say so I would not look like a hypocrite when I told the Explorers they their language was unacceptable. Trying to lead by example so to speak.
They (explorers) would not even consider swearing around me, my coworkers or a patient, but I can't seem to impress upon them that they need to watch their language EVERYWHERE.
My boss got a couple phone calls about inappropriate language and of course he calls me and tells me that I need to address it. I exploded! My knee jerk reaction was to punish them all military style, hoping that this punishment would force them to police themselves a little better. I even considered canceling the next 4 meetings (month) to drive the point home that this will not be tolerated. My boss told me that it might be a "bit" too extreme.
So now I don't know. I have until their meeting tomorrow night to figure out what I'm going to do. If anyone has any input I would welcome all comments.