Quoting Conservative MAMA:" I over head a father at a birthday party yesterday "name calling" his 5 year old. What is your thought ... [snip!] ... self esteem as modern day psychologists make it seem? Does it matter how frequent a parent name calls a kid? Just curious! "
lol. how can it be damaging to tell a kid who is being annoying that he/she is being annoying? I think a parent must be aware of how and when harsher words are used, but i think they can be very good tools when used appropriately.
They are around annoying behavior with their friends and they should not be "shielded" from appropriate criticism of their own behavior when warrented. They should have a good example from their family on how and when to call annoying friends on their annoying behavior.