Dr. Jessica Alvarado
The power of the words we use with children is like no other! Much research has been done on the lasting effect our words have on children. As parents, we’re not always aware of the implications our words can have; some of us may still regret something hurtful we said to our children when emotions were high. The truth is that no parent is perfect, and we all say things we don’t mean or wish we had said differently. With that in mind, we can all be more proactive in our conversations with children, using our words carefully and in honest and loving ways. This article shares some practical tips for ensuring our conversations with children are positive and meaningful.
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