What is the thing responsible for making people what they are? The words and phrases said to them. Human beings are different from any other creature because they interact with each other through words and sentences. And most of the words we hear come from our parents. These words are what lead us to choosing certain paths in life and having our unique characters. Therefore, one should wisely choose the words he/she says to their children. The top most powerful words and phrases people could say to their children are:
1- I don’t just love you, I like you as well. Contrary to what most adults believe, children know the difference between love and like, between the unconditional love you give to someone even if you hate how they are, and admiring someone and liking their qualities.
2- Thank you. They are only two words, but MY, how powerful they are! They entail many great concepts such as respect, gratitude and consideration. You should teach your child these two words as early in life as possible.
3- “Let us agree/ Let us make a deal”. This is another powerful phrase that teaches children to be resilient and broad-minded. It also teaches them to try and compromise and look for solutions.
4- “Why don’t you tell me all about it?” Even if you are the one who brought your child into the world, your child is still a completely different human being, and you will not know how or what he thinks, or how he feels unless he shares his thoughts with you. This phrase is the key to sharing.
5- “I am sorry” admitting mistakes is a crucial part of growing up. Therefore, it is very important to teach your child to admit his faults and wrongdoings. This also teaches them to take responsibility of what they do and to be careful to not to repeat their mistakes.