Ten Things You Should Never Say To Your Child

I came across this piece of paper while cleaning out a drawer recently.  I don’t remember where it came from.  When I read this list, my first thought was wow…. Are there really people who say these things to children?   Unfortunately, yes, there are.

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Ten Things You Should Never Say To Your Child

  1. You’re stupid
  2. You’re worthless
  3. I wish you were never born
  4. I hate you
  5. You’re impossible
  6. Get away
  7.  You’re fat or ugly
  8. You’ll never amount to anything
  9.  Why Can’t you Be Like….
  10.  You’ll fail/You’re a failure

Is there anything you would add to this list?

Gail 

About Gail

I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, veterinarian, and wanna be writer. I love nature and animals of all kinds, music, cooking, and spending time with my family.
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2 Responses to Ten Things You Should Never Say To Your Child

  1. Reading this made me cringe. I grew up with an abusive stepfather and heard a lot of similar phrases. It’s something I’ll never forget.

    • Gail says:

      I’m so sorry. I guess they are all pretty cringe-worthy. I One of my grandmothers used to say to me, “You’re not using your brains,” or “Try using your brains for once.” It really cut me deep because as a child, I WAS really trying and was really using my brain. I hated when she said that to me and vowed I would never say it to a kid of my own, or any kid for that matter.

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