What parents forget....
Too often parents forget who they are talking to and just speak. Yes, this is a vent blog post. No parent is perfect because no human being is perfect. However, it makes my blood cold and body cringe when I hear a parent speak harsh to their child over and over again.
Do they not realize that their feelings are fragile and words hurt? Words stick for years and even a lifetime. Is it necessary to be so rude just because they are your child?
I try to diffuse a situation with love and humor. My patience will be tested and it's hard not to lose my temper. However, I feel words are loving, knowledgable, or weapons. Adults teach kids how to use their words. Do you want to raise a harsh mean kid or a kind loving one?
Stop. Think and Love.