Thursday September 13, 2018

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Dear John,
I spent the weekend with my family. We had a little family party and there was a karaoke machine. My sister's daughter was singing all afternoon. She was being praised by her parents for being such a talented girl. Meanwhile the rest of the family was hoping she would quit singing. I asked my sister if she really thought her daughter was a good singer. She admited that she knew she was not. She's not even remotely talented and I think her false encouragement from her parents will actually backfire. We have always encouraged out kids to do things they like to do. We even help them get the lessons needed to be better at it. I told my sister she needs to be honest with her daughter before she ends up being the butt of jokes from people. I see these people on TV who have no talent, but someone told them they were talented and now they are being made fun of. My sister thought it was good parenting to tell her she's awesome... I think that's bad parenting. What are your thoughts? Any advice?

Signed – SoundsLikeSimonCowell

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Blatherskite (BLATH-ur-skyte)
-Someone who speaks at great length without saying anything important.
-A person who talks at great length without making much sense.
-A person who blathers on a lot.

From Scots, alteration of blather skate, from "blather" or "blether" - blather + "skate" - a contemptible person
First Known Use: circa 1650

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