It isn’t a lie, it is encouragement. “This is great! Your grip is getting so good!” is a praise of the improvement on her grip. “How are your lines so confident?” is a statement that is acknowledging that she is not hesitating, not that it is a good drawing. Both statements are encouraging without lying. Which is essential in development for kids, and really anyone new to an artform.
If you have kids, or are in a position to mentor/teach kids, I feel really sorry for those kids with that kind of attitude.
Unconventional, but optimistic!
This isn’t an airport and you aren’t an airplane, no need to announce your departure.
Not my vote, bugger off.
They may be jerks, but I love their team spirit.
I actually wouldn’t classify this as mean. It really is more of a musing and discovering of emotions and motivations that adolescents go through, eventually leading to the building blocks of their adult personas. The only way I would classify this as mean would be if Nancy was saying this to their face and using it as a way to mock and belittle.
As a long time Magic player, I think I like the name “Mystics: The Grouping” better if I am being honest lol
“DeAn nEeDEd HiS dAd THeRe” that is some outdated and borderline sexist thinking, my mother taught me all I needed without my dad being there. Either parent is capable of filling either “role”, it has nothing to with a label of mom or dad. Kids need a loving parent, or parents, or parental figure(s) regardless of their labels or gender identity. Dean’s mom chose to praise Dean for sticking up for his friends, but also chose to teach that there are consequences to actions. The lesson being, granted I am assuming, look for a way to deescalate while still standing up for your friends. Do I agree with the specific punishment? No, but I do agree that violence was not the proper solution.