When we are first born our parents are all that we have in this world. We would not be who we are today without them.
Our parents are the people we look to for support and guidance. They are supposed to keep us feeling safe at all times and make sure as children that we follow their rules. However, as humans, we are all capable of making mistakes.
As a child, we do not often think of our parents as ‘just humans’ we see them as more than that. These people we call Mum and Dad are our guardians and protectors. Everything that a parent does and how they do it becomes an important part of their child’s mindset. The way we speak to our children becomes their inner voice. It tells them what is right and what is wrong.
The Phrases below are ones you should NEVER say to your children, no matter how mad you are or what they have done:
- “STOP CRYING RIGHT NOW!”
- “I AM DISAPPOINTED IN YOU!”
- “YOU ARE NOT [SOMETHING] ENOUGH!”
- “BIG BOYS/GIRLS DON’T GET SCARED”
- “YOU ARE WORTHLESS!”
- “YOU ARE A BAD KID!”
- “I DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU!”
- “YOU’RE FAT”
Love your children for who they are and encourage them to do good, don’t tear them down.
Is there any other phrases that we as parents should not use… why not add it below.