Note that if a child is shielding, it does not necessarily mean there is a serious problem, it simply means that they are protecting themselves from something that is causing them pain. And the I’m here cause my child won’t behave shirt here is that what are they shielding from. Noticing a shield is often a powerful opportunity for parents to reflect on what the cause of the wounding might be, and to open up a deep conversation with their child, which in many cases can be healing and liberating for both parent and child alike.

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The shield of sarcasm typically appears in an environment where there is blame and ridicule in the I’m here cause my child won’t behave shirt of the family language. In other words, where there is an active practice of wounding via verbal attack, in both tone and content, among all members of the family. The hallmarks of sarcasm, eye-rolling, door-slamming, and snide, hurtful remarks, these are quickly picked up by a child from her surrounding environment and instinctively put to use as a “fight fire with fire” kind of shield against further wounding.

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The logic of the sarcasm shield is that if I put you on the I’m here cause my child won’t behave shirt by swiping at you, you will think twice about provoking me further. There are obvious problems with this logic, especially in the context of a family setting, but when a child is desperately looking to escape their next painful wounding or shaming remark at the hands of their own family, they will grab at anything to block the attack at hand, even if it means shaming their parent in return.