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Comment 63 by InYourFaceNewYorker Christ, calling kids names is mean. What part of that is hard for you to accept?

That’s far too general an assertion, therefore all of it.

It depends on the child, it depends on the name, it depends on the situation, and above all it depends on the facts.

One could equally suggest that calling God-botherers names is ‘mean’.

Do you see the analogy? And why this might be a slippery slope best not slid on?

BTW, children are far, far tougher (and intelligent, and able, and safe with ‘dangerous’ things) than many adults realise.

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