Pop queen Madonna has banned her daughter LOURDES from using the word "hate".

The MUSIC megastar believes the word promotes negativity, and has instructs the seven year old and her three year old brother ROCCO to find alternatives.

She says, "You're not allowed to say 'hate', you're supposed to say 'strongly dislike'. I try to teach my children all the lessons that I've written about in all of my books.

"Obviously I can't control what is going on in my daughter's school but I can, hopefully, impart to her the importance of thinking before she speaks."

12/11/2003 17:36