How many times have you heard a mom scolding a child at a shopping center? We all know how naughty children can be. We often have to repeat instructions a couple of times before they listen. You might even have to scream at them a few more times when they pose danger even to themselves, not to mention that look that mothers have. You know ‘The Look’ that needs no words to explain what you want the child to do or even stop doing.
They say that the tone we use to speak to our children is the inner voice, with which they use to speak to themselves. Your child breaks something which can easily be replaced, but instead, you break the child’s spirit with harsh words and an angry tone. Your child spills a glass of milk or water, which could take less than 5 minutes to wipe clean, but you wound their little hearts with unkind words that remain engraved to their minds through to their adult years.
Broken things can be replaced, but broken hearts lead to broken people. The next time you feel tempted to discipline your child harshly, choose the words you use and speak with kindness.
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