Your Child is Listening. Be Careful What You Say.
The mother said, “She is not very good at choosing her clothes. They never match.”
The woman standing next to her nodded her head and didn’t say anything.
The mother said, “She insisted. She wanted to wear that today. She really doesn’t do a good job choosing her clothes.”
I overheard a mother talking about the outfit her daughter was wearing. The girl was about five or six. She was wearing a long formal skirt with a sweatshirt on top.
The little girl was staring at the floor, digging into the linoleum with the tip of her shoe.
The words she heard did not encourage her. The words she heard did not benefit her.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29
Words have the power to heal. Words have the power to wound.
Be careful what you say in front of your child.
They can hear you.
They may believe you.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.