Parents have to instil the right values, set good examples, encourage them to adopt good language or even something as simple as using the right words. Words can have a lasting impact, especially because kids are at an impressionable age.
Practice the art of positive parenting
Kids might be young but they can grasp everything - the good or the bad. According to experts, what adults say or speak has a big role to play in developing a child's growing and expanding mind. While abusive and harsh words are a big no-no, there are also certain other words you should never be speaking in front of children. When you moderate your speech, you are not just practicing self-censorship but also going a step further in practicing positive, effective parenting.
At no time should you be speaking or be involved in a conversation in negative tones. One of the words you should refrain from using is "spoiled". They may not understand the meaning in totality and may feel hurt. Using such words can hurt their self-esteem and make it difficult for them to open up without inhibitions.
While it is good to appreciate your child's intellect and praise their IQ, scientists believe that calling them "smart" takes away their actual hard work, forces them to believe they are born with a different form of intelligence and in turn, feel different from others.
There is a valid reason why you should stop referring to your children using negative words. Whether in a fit of rage or just to mock them, any kind of name-calling is bad.
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