People get mad - not everyone, but more than I would've thought - when they see some of the things I'm convinced we should never say to kids. It's as if I were insulting their mothers... as if I were saying something was wrong with the way they were raised.
Um, yes, I see their point. That is what I'm saying: I'm saying more than half a lifetime of trying to help teenagers and adults finish the work their parents started but couldn't complete has convinced me we'd be better off saying nothing if all we can come up with is stuff like:
But of course we can come up with better things to say, and that's what Ten Things We Should Never Say to Kids is really about. So, go ahead... help yourself.