I'm not picking on anyone in particular. It's just something I've noticed of late and it bothers me. Some of us have started to refer to our difficult child's friends, girlfriend's or boyfriend's in derogatory terms. I guess I just want to say that there are other parents, teachers, neighbors, etc that refer to OUR kiddos the same way. And we probably wouldn't like it. And if our kids or their friends, girlfriend's or boyfriend's heard it, they wouldn't like it either. It would probably hurt quite a bit. And even some of us adults on this board have had those same terms used against us as teenagers. Words linger for a long time.