Words: Your Secret Weapon - Part 2

What would you think if I told you that you have an amazingly powerful parenting tool, more powerful than anything you could imagine, but you have not been using it to its fullest potential?

Then get ready, because I’m telling you that.

Your words have an incredible impact on what your child thinks. How many children finally learned how to ride a bike because their parents assured them they could do it if they didn’t give up? Or conversely, how many perfectly normal girls have mistakenly thought themselves fat because their dad jokingly called them “chubby?”

The reason your words have so much power (for good or bad) is that in a child’s world, parents are a trusted source of “truth.” If you say it, it must be true. This is why it is so important that you choose your words wisely.

The Bible reminds us that, “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life.” (Proverbs 10:11a). How would you like your words to be a fountain of life to your kids? Words that build them up instead of tear them down. Words that help your kids see themselves for who they really are: God’s precious workmanship.

I want you to remember that you words have tremendous power. Your words show your kids who YOU think they are. Who you think they are will shape who THEY think they are. Who they think they are will shape their BEHAVIOR and CHOICES. And their behavior and choices will shape their FUTURE.

As you tell your kids that you love them, encourage them to do their best, point out their positive choices, and help them find positive solutions to problems, your positive, encouraging, and uplifting words will shape your kids from the INSIDE OUT and be a fountain of life to your kids today!

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