Verbal Sticks and Stones

The word of the day from Urban Dictionary is "butterfaith," a noun derived from the slang insult for a girl with a great figure but an ugly face (butterface). If your daughter gets called "butterfaith," it means that guys think she's "a girl who's fun, intelligent, beautiful, perfect in every way... except she's devoutly religious." That wouldn't be a bad name compared to some of the others teen girls hear on a regular basis at school. In fact, being teased is their number one worry. Arm your daughter with the truth and some practical advice, and try and make sure that insults and name-calling don't happen at home, which should be a haven from slander and malice. The truth is that words wound, and the tongue is a fire.

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