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 n.— «Parents are instructed to adopt a practice called “sportscasting,” which involves providing a commentary on what the child is doing. So instead of saying, “Good job with that puzzle,” you’re supposed to say, “You’re really putting the pieces of that puzzle together.” Sportscasting, you see, focuses on process rather than results.» —“Who ever said father knows best?” by Malcolm Fleschner The Examiner (Washington, D.C.) Oct. 18, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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