Words are powerful in parenting. Parental words are powerful. They can build or break our kids.
When telling your child your feelings, take responsibility rather than blaming them.
How we communicate to our kids becomes their inner voice. They'll believe us if we call them stupid. Be careful with your words in a crisis.
We may say these things to encourage our child to make different choices, but sibling comparisons simply promote sibling rivalry and low self-esteem.
When parenthood overwhelms you, you may shut down and want no one around. Instead of forcing your youngster away, take space.
As a parent, you are part of the problem if you do nothing. Instead of blaming and condemning, solve problems.