Your Words Shape Your Child’s Life – Frugal Novice

Your Words Shape Your Child’s Life

I was going through some old files on my computer and found my design portfolio from college. While going through the images, I found two public service announcements I created. Although the OCD person in me would love to go back and redesign them, the message still resonates, so I wanted to share them with you.

I’m fortunate to have parents who encouraged me and praised me, and as a 30-year-old I can say I’m certain that helped guide my direction in life – I felt like I could do anything I put my mind to. And now, as a parent myself, I can see how great of an impact my words have on my children. Their faces light up when we commend them for being a good helper, or for being so smart to figure out that puzzle all on their own. Little words that, over time, build a foundation of self-worth that our children deserve.

That all children deserve.

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  • Paula @ Frosted Fingers January 17, 2012 at 9:30 am

    So true. I remember some of the worst things my Dad said to me.

  • Janalyn January 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Yes, it seems like negative words stick out in your memory better. Thanks for reminding us to all choose wisely when speaking to kids (or anyone really)!

  • Brandy Anderson January 24, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    You should make one more showing what positive comments make children think. :)