Down with Name Calling: What My Daughter and Our Nation's First Child Can Teach Us
Huffington Post - 27 days
A while back I had a dialogue with my oldest daughter about name-calling, and how this form of bullying and humiliation is typically associated with children and youth -- yet it's adults who are by far the worst culprits, and if their younger counterparts eventually join the name-calling bandwagon, it's because of them.
My daughter Cali, for one, takes me and anyone else in her orbit to task for even the most ostensibly gentle name-calling; in her book, it's more deliberate than meets the eye. Sad to say, in my case, she's right. I'm far more sensitive and away of my real intentions now when it comes to name calling, and that there likely is more 'bite' to my words than I realize -- and far, far more aware of the impact it has on my children and others.
Thank you, Cali.
Katie Rich of Saturday Night Live (or formerly of Saturday Night Live, given that the writer's name is no longer in the show credits) was recently castigated far and wide for her absolutely senseless Twitter pos
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