Words Can Hurt

In an excellent writeup I encountered via Facebook, a ‘team mom’ writes about “5 Things Parents Shouldn’t Say to Their Kids“. The premise of the article is that the best of parents can do with some help and guidance on things to avoid saying to their children, because “how moms and dads communicate with their kids directly impacts the parent-child relationship long term”.

Here’s the list in brief, but I’d highly recommend you read the entire article…

  1. “I don’t care.”
  2. “Act your age!”
  3. “Say you’re sorry!”
  4. “Don’t you get it?”
  5. “I’m going to leave without you!”

The post not only explains each of these in detail, but also offers helpful suggestions on what to do instead. Take the time to read this one. You won’t regret it.


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