Those seemingly harmless words might affect your child’s psychological development far into their adult life.
What follows is a list of 5 harmful phrases kids hear far too often.
#1 – “You’re too sensitive.”
According to psychologists
, many kids are simply born with a more finely tuned nervous system. As a result, they react quickly and intensely to just about everything. Parents of such kids often make the mistake of trying to wash that sensitivity out.
#2 – “That’s life.”
When your child comes home upset because their crush rejected their dance request, it can be tempting to say, “Well, that’s life.” What that phrase suggests is, “Hey – your experience here is nothing unique, so suck it up.”
#3 – “Because I said so.”
Kids learn from a very young age
that the phrase ‘shut up’ is meant as an insult. And let’s face it – the last person who should be insulting a child is their parent. Now, chances are you’ve got a very good reason for telling your child to ‘shut up.’
Want to learn about more phrases to avoid saying to your kid? Check out this video!