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Article Title: Bringing up wrecking ball


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The article named Bring up wrecking ball tells us about the atrocities perpetrated by a toddler on his father. Through this witty and sarcastic article the author narrates examples from his own life when his child has troubled him. He says that all of you will agree that when it comes to child abuse, it is absolutely necessary to speak up. But we have a narrow understanding of child abuse because it should include the abuse done by children on their parents.

Narrating his own experience he talks about the tragic demolition happened to him again last week: his son tore every single page from this rarest of rare cultural artifact. Another story that is mentioned is that: I was in my study, sipping homemade Ayurvedic wine and concentrating on my third and final attempt to watch Brij Mohan Amar Rahe! My son popped up from nowhere, and without any provocation, tipped the wine glass to the floor, smashed my father-in-law’s phone on which I was watching Brij Mohan Amar Rah and broke my glasses. The conclusion is that there are stories like these are legion, which is why it is important that more and more parents start speaking out.

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Words to learn from this Article:

Atrocities: an extremely wicked or cruel act, typically one involving physical violence or injury.
Vandalism: action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.
Morbid: characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.
Entropy: lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.

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