This is a popular post. I am glad readers support the message that words hurt children, notwithstanding our being told “sticks and stones will break my bones . . .”.
This shit of a kid has been married for more than twenty years.
This shit of a kid has three happy, healthy, confident children.
This shit of a kid was the first member of his paternal family in living memory to attend university.
This shit of a kid has twenty year history of publishing in his areas of specialisation.
This shit of a kidhas maintained a successful independent child and family psychology practice for more than ten years.
This shit of a kid has extensive experience teaching and training the next generation of Clinical Psychologists.
This shit of a kid holds and has held senior appointments in his profession.
Still, some words are not easily forgotten.
Choose your words carefully when speaking to a child.