Words have an extremely powerful influence on children. At the beginning of their lives, they are mainly guided by behavior and emotions. However, as their cognitive and verbal skills develop, words begin to play an increasingly important role in their lives.
As adults, we can choose to have a positive influence on a child simply by using the right words. And a child really needs your positive words, whether he realizes it or not.
Child development is defined as “the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in humans from birth to the end of adolescence”. In recent years, a person develops a growing sense of autonomy.
HERE ARE FIVE NICE PHRASES THAT CAN CHANGE THE LIFE OF A CHILD:
1. “TREAT EVERYONE WITH ACCEPTANCE AND RESPECT. “
Today, our lack of mutual acceptance and respect for people, and their differences, has led to many tragedies, including killings.
If we, the adults, repeat these words and expose these behaviors, the end result will be a child who will strongly value acceptance and respect. They will be peacemakers and leaders.
2. “KINDNESS IS THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE”.
In a world full of cynical people, we need people who give kindness to others. If you try, you can probably think of a time when someone else’s kind words made all the difference in your day, maybe even your life.
3. “THOUGHT TO GOOD THOUGHTS AND DO GOOD THINGS”.
It’s a simple sentence with a powerful lesson.
We need positivity in this world. Let’s pass it to our children.
4. “ENJOY THE SMALL THINGS”.
During early childhood, it is unlikely that means much, but say it anyway. In fact, say it until the child leaves your home or your presence.
“Enjoy the little things”.
5. “LISTENING BEFORE TALKING”.
The competence of active listening, to fully concentrate, to understand, to respond and to remember what is said, is difficult to acquire and to master.
However, we can plant the seed of active listening and conversation by reminding the child to listen before speaking. For example, if you give instructions to children and they interrupt (this happens often), remind them of this sentence.
This phrase, repeated with kindness and gentleness, will teach children the importance of respectful communication.