One of the stupidest things parents can do is call their child stupid. I won’t stand for it. Next to damaging a young girl’s self-esteem, this is the other thing that really sets me off. I can’t bear to hear parents call their child stupid—it enrages me. It doesn’t matter how it was meant to be received, the psychological effects are damaging when a child constantly hears how stupid he or she is. If you don’t mean it, don’t say it. If you’re upset about something, say what you’re upset about, don’t start name-calling. In the end, what are you trying to teach your child—how to do right, or how to be a bully?
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