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Holly Spicer thanked Tom Jackson's answer

It's way far from right, but let's not impute evil intent to him just yet.

I'm guessing he's never had kids that age and has never thought much about how very important is the building of and continual protecting of anyone's self esteem---and especially that of a child.

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Holly Spicer thanked Corey The Goofyhawk's answer

That was just cruel. Your son wants to learn and to help out which is great! Kudos to your son for taking the initiative! We could use more kids of his heart. Your boyfriend on the other hand... I would have traded that Mac and Cheese of his for a knuckle sandwhich and asked if … Read more

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Holly Spicer thanked Bikergirl Anonymous' answer

Right? No, it is not right .. Not even remotely 'right' .. What it is .. Is beyond being non supportive .. More like, Passive aggressive. This so called boyfriend just emotional slapped your son right across the face .. His words were not just critical .. They were destructive and hurled at your son … Read more

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Holly Spicer thanked Ancient Hippy's answer

That was totally inconsiderate to your son AND to you. He needs to man up and learn how to deal with a child.
My kids made the ugliest Christmas decorations when they were little. They're all in their 30's and 40's now and I still hang up the ugly decorations. Praising children for a job well … Read more

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Holly Spicer thanked dragonfly forty-six's answer

Why would you have a man in your life who would disrespect your kid this way? Are you going to do anything about it? Honesty is one thing, cruelty is another. Your man was cruel to your child. That's not okay. Before you give me that crud about "how I love my boyfriend so much" … Read more

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Holly Spicer answered

Thanks everyone! I felt like I was going crazy, I've never had great self esteem so I try to encourage my kids not bring them down, he's just saying I'm blowing it out of proportion and I need help. It's so frustrating.

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Holly Spicer thanked echooos echooos' answer

Of course it's not right and you need to tell your boyfriend that, instead of telling your 12 year old child how nasty it was he should have sat there and ate every bite of it with a smile on his face, shame on your boyfriend for being such a jerk!!!

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Holly Spicer thanked JNicka Nicka's answer

Your boyfriend was very cruel and hateful. I'm sure it's not his first or second time he's been disrespect and rude to your son. Its time to protect your precious child.

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Holly Spicer thanked Angela Anthony's answer

Aww how sweet that your child wants to do something like that for you, I think it's wonderful and his curiosity in cooking should be nurtured.....your boyfriend on the other hand, should be neutered for doing that, nothing destroys a child's self esteem faster than negativity.

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Holly Spicer thanked Rooster Cogburn's answer

I'm sorry to say this but your boyfriend has no class. Give the kid a break ! His first try. He'll learn. Next time tell this boyfriend to make it and see if it's any better. It isn't right and you should do all you can to make your son feel better. Plus give him … Read more