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How to Cope When Your Teen Says, "Don’t Call Me Pumpkin!"
Many parents have pet names for their children, often from the time they are young. Things like Princess, Slugger, Buddy, Bubba, and yes, Pumpkin. Sometimes these nicknames are then picked up by other family members and friends, even when they don’t know the origin. Some nicknames stick through life, others fall by the wayside when …