Nearly 5-year-old twins are calling everyone "stupid"
We are parents of twin boys, getting close to 5 years old. A few months ago they seem to have suddenly learned the word “stupid”, it quickly became the word of choice as soon as they were frustrated, mad or just wanted to assert themselves (which is often in daily twin competition). “Brother is stupid.” “Mommy/daddy is stupid.” We keep talking about how words hurt and how that makes someone feel. We give time out or take away “fun” things if they won’t stop saying it. To be honest, I don’t know if it is really working. We have been more successful with curbing “potty/poop talk” at the dinner table, but they are just being silly in those moments - not mad/frustrated as they are when they are saying someone is “stupid”. Has anyone dealt with and somehow conquered this phase of behavior or have parenting resources you would suggest?