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Your Sarcasm Tears Up Your Children

I love to share articles that will help others.  I found the following brief article from “All Pro Dad” to be a very good reminder.  You might want to go to their website to receive their free daily email.  Enjoy!

– Pastor.

“Your Sarcasm Tears Up Your Children

According to Webster, the word “sarcasm” derives from a Greek verb that literally means “to tear flesh.” Anyone who has suffered from sharp, cutting, or wounding sarcastic remarks probably wasn‘t surprised to learn that.

You know, it’s easy for fathers to be sarcastic with their kids and to unintentionally wound them deeply.  The father who pokes fun at his daughter for her weight gain… or who chides his son for showing emotion… he may think it’s all in good fun, but it can have devastating and long term consequences.

Asking yourself the question, “Is what I’m saying ultimately building up my children?” will go a long way in curbing unnecessary jesting.

Click here to read the original article from “All Pro Dad


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