Avoid Harming Kids

A thought-provoking article appeared on my phone’s newsfeed from HuffPost:  6 Psychologically Damaging Things Parents Say to their Kids Without Realizing It.  We hear (and say?) them often.  This article explains why they’re damaging and what we can say instead.  Click on the title to link to it. To sum up, though, here they are.

  1. “It’s not a big deal.”

2. “You never” or “You always do XYZ.”

3. “You make me sad when you do that.”

4. “You should know better.”

5. “Just let me do it.”

6. “You’re a [insert label here].”

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