10 Things Parents Should Never Say to Preschoolers
Saying harsh or hurtful things to preschooler can have harmful effect on their development. Know more about the 10 things which parents should never say to preschoolers.
Preschool is the child’s first step into the academic world. It is a big step for the children and the parents. The parents have to let go of their kids and must endure the two-three hour separation from their little darlings. Kids are introduced to a whole new world. They get to interact with a lot of other kids and get a glimpse of the environment outside the house.
The preschool age is the most impressionable age of the child. This is when their brains begin to develop and they pickup everything around them. As parents you must guard against saying things that might affect your little child. Here are some of the things you must never say your impressionable child.
1. Calling Them Names
Never ever call your child names. Yes, we understand that often as parents you have much to do. You have to earn money and look after the house. At times it does get a little too much. Yet that is no excuse for calling your child names.
2. Blaming Them for Things
Often parents blame children for their problems. That is not a right thing to do. Many cases of depressions are the result of parents blaming their kids at a young age. Parents when they are frustrated often call the child the root of their problems. This should be avoided.
3. Saying Discouraging Words
Do not discourage your child. Even if they are unable to perform well at preschool tasks never tell them that they are losers. They should not be asked to give up at such a young age. You never know what your child might excel at. If they give up when young, they will have that attitude all through life.
4. Telling Them Negative Things
If your child has brought some artwork home, appreciate it. Do not tell them that it is stupid and useless. Praise what they have done; it will make your child more confident. It is something that will help them succeed in life. If their efforts are thwarted from the very start, they would not ever prosper in life. They will acquire a defeatist attitude.
5. Telling Them Gory Things
If you have seen some murder on the television or something that is gory, do not tell that to your child. They need not listen to it just yet. It might scar their minds forever.
6. Bad Mouthing Others in Front of Your Child
Many parents tend to criticize other relatives or colleagues at work in front of their children. This is definitely not right. Your kid is extremely impressionable, never forget that. They might think that it is okay to bad mouth others. They might talk badly to the person concerned the next time they meet them.
7. Saying Violent Things
Avoid saying violent things like killing, shooting, cutting, hurting someone etc. in front of children. They have no idea about what they are and these are not at all educational. Your child might in turn develop warped idea about such things.
Abstain from swearing or using bad language in front of your kid. They will adopt and use this kind of language.
9. Abusing Verbally
It is not uncommon that parents verbally abuse their kids. Such practices are harmful to the kid in the long term.
10. Asking Them to Shut-up
Always listen to your kid, never ask them to shut up and go away. It has negative impact on them.
One has to be very careful around preschoolers. They tend to pick up stuff very easily, good or bad. Parents must be careful about what they say to their children.
What kind of things should parents never say to preschoolers? What are the effects of saying negative things to preschoolers? How to raise happy preschoolers? Discuss here.
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