Forget Allowance, Reward Your Kids By Letting Them Swear, Says Samantha Bee

'Full Frontal' host Samantha Bee is known for slinging some filthy zingers -- like calling President Donald Trump a crotch-fondling slab of rancid meatloaf (among other things). And foul language also plays an important part in managing her household. The longtime 'Daily Show' correspondent and mother of three recently told Stephen Colbert that she rewards her kids by letting them swear in the house.

"I can get them to do anything just by letting them use one piece of salty language in a conversation," she said on last night's episode of 'The Late Show.' "That's their treat. It's the greatest parenting coup I ever came up with. They don't really want treats, they don't want chocolate, they don't want anything like that. They don't really care for cakes and things that normal children like. But they do like to swear. So if I want to get them to do something, I'll be like, 'Okay guys, if you clean your rooms diligently, you can have one swear. We can all sit together, and you can do one high-quality swear."

But they aren't allowed to just shout random obscenities. There are ground rules for the curse-fest at the Bee household. "You have to use your swear in a proper sentence, and it has to make sense for the swear."

So what does that sound like? Check out this clip to hear an example.


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