Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. –Lady Bird Johnson

We must be careful not to utter harmful words but instead offer words of praise and encouragement.


Truman said...

Even more worrisome is what might be the tendency for offspring to behave in the same or similar ways as one or the other parents. I suppose there are studies of criminals or mean people to find the probable source of their behavior.

steve said...

Yes, actions and words can be mimicked by children, hoping for acceptance. Many times if we say, "you are stupid, or you don't deserve something," a child begins to believe what they hear. On the other hand when we show love, compassion, and gratitude, they also try to emulate these too.