Sometimes a picture itself is worthy than thousand words. One such picture is given below. Observe it for at least five minutes and try to understand the value of your words used with your child during your day to day interaction.
Pic Courtesy: “The Good Quote” page on Instagram.
Yes, this is one horrific picture which is capable of giving goose bumps and can make us perspire thinking that how can we damage our child’s brain just by using some words e.g. “I don’t have time for this “, “You are capable of nothing”, “This is your fault !” , “You are good for nothing”, “Your brother is smarter than you” etc. You might not have used these words or phrases intentionally but yes we all use these with our children. As they say “A pen is mightier than a sword” so is the power of words and its influence on the delicate brain of any child. Choose your words wisely while dealing with your child, find out a replacement for each and every negative sentence you have used with them. Use words like “You can do it better” instead of “You are good for nothing” OR use “Give me some time, I will help you” instead of “I don’t have time for this”. Sit and pen down few motivational one liner you can use to reinforce your child’s confidence and ability to learn. Don’t screw their brains with negativity; feed them positively on each step of development. A child’s mind is like delicate clay, you are capable of moulding it and strengthening it. Don’t waste this opportunity.