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My son just turned two, and we have begun to teach him the foundations of ethical behavior. To aid us in this endeavor, we purchased a number of books by Elizabeth Verdick: Teeth Are Not for Biting, Hands Are Not for Hitting, Feet Are Not for Kicking, and Words Are Not for Hurting.

Those four volumes might have been enough for the 20th century child. But these days there is at least one more fundamental tenet of ethical behavior that must be drilled into our nation’s youth as early as possible. And so I have taken it upon myself to pen the latest installment in the X Are Not for Ying series.