Hey there, fellow parents! It’s time to chat about the latest word that’s been circulating around the school halls – DORK! Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Isn’t that what we called the kids who wore suspenders and thick glasses?” But trust me, it’s not what it used to be.

When your little ones are using the term “dork,” they’re not using it as an insult. Instead, they’re using it to describe someone who’s a little bit quirky, eccentric or different – and that’s a good thing! Being a dork means that you’re unique and you don’t just follow the crowd. It’s like being a rebel, but in a fun and quirky way.

So, if your kid says “I’m such a dork,” they’re not putting themselves down. Instead, they’re owning their quirks and celebrating their individuality. And if they call someone else a dork, it’s a sign of endearment, like saying “you’re one of a kind!”

As parents, it’s essential for us to stay in the loop about the latest lingo and jargon that our kids are using. That way, we can connect with them and understand their world a little better. So, go on, parents – embrace your inner dork and celebrate all that makes you unique and special!


PixelatedDad, the 8-bit gaming guru who's a few pixels short of a full sprite. Despite my age, I'm still young at heart and can often be found playing games that are older than my kids. I've got the reflexes of a sloth and the aim of a blindfolded monkey, but that doesn't stop me from trying to save the pixelated princess. Meet the ultimate multitasker - Pixelated princess saver, Husband, Geek, and proud Dad! When I'm not busy wrangling my two sets of twins (yep #TwinsTwice) or coding away on my computer, taking pictures of the night sky or designing and printing 3d bits of plastic, you can find me snuggling up with my furry sidekick, Doggo McStuffin.

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