The 5 most harmful phrases we say to our child without realizing it

The 5 most harmful phrases we say to our child without realizing it

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We usually go out of our way for protecting the health of our children, because they do not fall and get hurt ... And if we take care of their external health, why not do the same with their interior?

Children's bones are fragile, but their brain is even more fragile, in the process of assimilation and learning. For this reason, our words can penetrate our child more than we imagine. Hence, we must take care (and a lot) what we say. Here you have a list with the most harmful phrases that we say to our son without realizing it. Avoid them.

We will have heard that phrase countless times: 'a picture is worth a thousand words'. Well no, it's not true. A single word has incredible value and power. Imagine a phrase ...

In younger children, the phrases we say take on a much broader meaning. Parents are a reference in their learning. Hearing certain phrases from them can cause a very deep wound and affect, in fact, their way of being.

Here is a list with the 5 most harmful phrases we say to our child Without us realizing:

1. You are useless. 'You are stupid', 'you are useless' ... these are terribly destructive phrases that undermine the child's self-esteem until they make them believe that they are really useless or will never be able to do things right. Even if you are angry or angry because your son did not do what you asked him well, at the moment of maximum anger, try to control your words and try to change that destructive phrase into a 'That's not right, I'll teach you to do it and you'll see how you finally get it. '

2. You are too sensitive. Yes, there are more sensitive children, who react earlier to any stimulus. The problem is preventing them from showing their sensitivity. It is not bad to be sensitive, and the task of parents is to help their child to channel that torrent of emotions they experience, but not to stop them. Therefore, using the typical phrase of 'you are too sensitive' is one of the great mistakes we can make. It's like saying to the child: 'it's bad to be sensitive, don't be'. This is how the child perceives it, who immediately thinks that he should not show his emotions to the outside, also creating great confusion. If emotions are not important or are bad, why should he be moved by the emotions of others?

3. Because I say so. The 'because I say so' is nothing more than an unreason, a phrase full of tyrannical connotations. Even if you think that your child is not going to reason at all, and you are tempted to end this sentence in the face of your child's insistent questions about why they should do something, try to explain something they can understand. For example: 'You are not going to play anymore because you have been playing the game for two hours and you have to do more things ...' Or: 'You are going to clean up the room because we all have homework and this is your homework.

4. Shut up already! Silencing someone who is speaking is really violent, an act of aggression. The child perceives it as a 'I am not interested in what you say because you do not say anything interesting' ... 'You will only speak when I say' ... That is, the child who is constantly silenced sees his self-esteem diminished when he thinks that his words and thoughts are useless and he is also forced to acquire a submissive behavior and obey the order without question. Instead of making him shut up in this aggressive way, you can try to explain why you can't attend to him at that moment: 'Then you tell me again slowly that I'm working now and I can't hear you well, okay?' In this way, the child will know that you do value what he is counting but that it is not the most opportune moment to tell it.

5. You will have done something ... How many parents use this phrase with their children when they come to complain about another child's behavior? Instead of letting him speak and explain what has happened, we quickly blurt out this phrase that denotes a tremendous lack of confidence in him. If your child comes worried about being punished in class, surely the teacher is absolutely right in the world, but instead of sentencing your child with a phrase like this, try to listen to your child and explain well why the teacher acted like this. This way you will be avoiding labeling your child.

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