As a parent, it's important to know that some things shouldn't be said to children. Not just for their sakes but also because of the people they interact with on a daily. Children are such quick learners, and it would surprise you how they are always quick to learn those unhealthy words that you must have mistakenly said even one time.
When a child starts talking, they would be curious to hear people speak, and they are always likely to repeat the words that are said to them or around them. It's important to be cautious of what you say to your child, it's also however very important to know what shouldn't be said to them. Here are 4 things that you shouldn't say to your children.
This isn't a wise thing to say to a child. Even if you've had an exhausting day at work and/or had a misunderstanding with your boss. Even if your job is frustrating, your kids do not need this information. You might think it's harmless because you weren’t even speaking directly to them, but keep in mind that kids learn faster from what they see compared to what they hear. And in this case, they are seeing and hearing. Our approaches and attitude towards life have a big influence on fostering our children’s success. And it's not limited to academic achievements. what's more, also a child's overall success.
2. Curse Words/Insulting Words
If there's one thing that's worthy of mention that shouldn't be said to kids, it's curse words. Apart from the fact that they very easily learn them and soon start using them, it has a huge negative impact on them. It might seem a little superstitious, but it's true. Don't use curse words or even insulting words in the presence of your kids. A stitch in time saves nine.
3. Everything Will Be Okay
Imagine when your kid underperformed and wasn't selected for an event or didn’t get picked as a starting player for his/her school's sports team. Forming a habit of always telling them that everything will always turn out well will in no way prepare them for what lies ahead. Rather teach/tell them that there’s always a reward for hard work, let them know the benefits of hard work, teach them that they are strong enough to deal with whatever challenges they are faced with.
4. You Make Me So Mad
Being a parent is never easy. It's never easy, but when dealing with children, it's always important to keep your emotions in check and resist the urge to blame your kids or even anyone else. Rather than flipping due to rage over something your kid did, a healthier reply would be, “You know I don’t like it when you do that,” and then perhaps, explain why. Our kids need to know how their behavior can affect others. This will help them become even more cautious of other people’s feelings, and not just their own.
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