Friday, January 20, 2012

5 Things to Never Say to a Child by Mrs. Dorothy Barron

5 Things to Never Say to a Child by Mrs. Dorothy Barron

As Parents, we sometimes experience frustration, disappointments, anger and embarrassment by the actions of our children and at times, life simply overwhelms us. When such occurs be careful that you do not take it out on your child/ren. There are 5 things you should never say to your child and they are:

·         You’re bad – explain that the action is unacceptable or bad and not the child. If a person is told something repeatedly, he/she will eventually believe or accept it as fact.

·         You are no good just like your Dad or Mother – a serious mistake; the child may set out to prove it. The child is a product of both Parents, yet an individual- treat him or her as such.

·         You will never amount to anything – If you cannot find positive things to say, do not burden the child with negative baggage.

·         You are dumb and/or stupid – Most, if not all of us are inept at at least one things; look no further than the person in the mirror- “you” or “me.” The method and/or instrument could be barriers which prevents the child from grasping the concept and learning.

·         I wish you had never been born – regardless of your wishes, the child was born; uttering such cruel words can only make the situation worse.

Words said in anger and/or carelessly can never be retrieved. Once indelibly imprinted on the brain or heart, they lasts a lifetime. Weigh your words carefully, as well as your actions; they can speak even louder than words.

Mrs. Dorothy Barron, Founder

Parents Taking Charge in Education


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