4 words you should never say in front of kids

Raising kids, regardless of their age, is a very sensitive and delicate job which requires constant efforts to prepare them for the real world. 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. That is why it is often said that one should be deeply mindful and cautious of what you say or blurt out in front of children.

readmore

02/6Practice 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.

Remember, the names you are not comfortable about your kid calling another kid, you should not be saying them to your children either:

loading...

readmore

03/6Spoiled

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.

readmore

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.

readmore

RECOMMENDED DEALS

05/6Stupid

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. Remember, you should be talking directly to your children and not brand them with negative names.

readmore

06/6Princess/Hero

According to psychologists, gender stereotyping should not be encouraged at all and using words like “princess” or “hero” can cage them into boxes even before they have had a chance to explore identity or gender fluidity for themselves. If your children take on the name themselves after watching a film or reading about an inspiring character, then it is okay. Otherwise, try and avoid stereotyping.

readmore

RECOMMENDED DEALS

Back to Top

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Last updated on – Dec 7, 2019, 15:31 ISTShare
fbsharetwsharepinshareComments (0)

01/6Avoid using these words:

image

Avoid using these words:

Raising kids, regardless of their age, is a very sensitive and delicate job which requires constant efforts to prepare them for the real world. 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. That is why it is often said that one should be deeply mindful and cautious of what you say or blurt out in front of children.

02/6Practice the art of positive parenting

image

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.

Remember, the names you are not comfortable about your kid calling another kid, you should not be saying them to your children either:

03/6Spoiled

image

Spoiled

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.

04/6Smart

image

Smart

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.

05/6Stupid

image

Stupid

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. Remember, you should be talking directly to your children and not brand them with negative names.

06/6Princess/Hero

image

Princess/Hero

According to psychologists, gender stereotyping should not be encouraged at all and using words like “princess” or “hero” can cage them into boxes even before they have had a chance to explore identity or gender fluidity for themselves. If your children take on the name themselves after watching a film or reading about an inspiring character, then it is okay. Otherwise, try and avoid stereotyping.

Raising kids, regardless of their age, is a very sensitive and delicate job which requires constant efforts to prepare them for the real world. 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… […]

RelatedPosts