A parent can become a critical judge when he feels tired, cranky, and frustrated. If a child hears the thunder of criticism often enough, he'll begin to believe that's who he is.
When he believes the words, he may even act on them, thinking, "If you say I'm bad, I'll show you how bad I can be."
The problem with criticism is it rarely helps a child become better. It often increases a child's bitterness, anger, and sadness. Ask yourself, "Do I like criticism?" If you said, "Yes," you are rare. But if you said "No," consider how children feel when criticized.
In today's parenting gift you'll find 9 examples of the worst things to tell our children. They can become a child's inner self-talk when an angry parent repeats them enough. Perhaps they were said to you when you were a child.
I suggest you download them and add them to a notebook to review when you're upset and tempted to yell at your child.
To download insert the word WORST at KidsDiscuss.com
Please let me know if this was helpful by commenting below:
Thank you so much.
With warm wishes,
Sign up for my FREE Parenting News and receive:
- 80 Fun Activities to Share with Your Kids
- 101 Ways to Get Your Children to Cooperate