Are We Mean or Helpful When We Say "No Offense"?

If you just throw in a “No Offense,” anything can be said and no one’s feelings should be hurt. When my kiddos say these things, I am not sure how to respond. They are trying to be honest, but in their heart of hearts, they know it might be mean. So do they opt to NOT say it or just throw in that phrase? It made me wonder also: Do they get this from me? ...more

Nordette,
I was a counselor through college at a camp called SuperCamp. Great place that taught ...more