“Mom, you are making me feel dumb” my son said quietly.
I drew in a quick breath and exhaled. My heart was pierced by his words. I looked over at my son. He stood there staring at me, the hurt stretched across his young face. I had just repeated an instruction to him for the third time because the first two times he didn’t seem to understand. Yet I didn’t simply restate the instruction, my tone was condescending and belittling.
Does this sound familiar? Are you guilty of making your child feel negative about themselves?
Your responses to children, whether it is with actual words or even just the tone of voice, reveal the condition of your heart.
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