What are the Worst Things Parents Say to Kids?

I've been compiling for some time now a list of the worst things that parents can possibly say to kids. I'd like to share with you those destructive phrases and provide some rationale with why I think they are destructive. The flip side of this list is "The Best Things Parents Say to Kids". So, when adding to this list, for every "worst" please add a "best" or a suggestion of what parents might be able to say instead that is more helpful and not hurtful or harmful.

Published: Mar 23, 2009 by Jodi Harvey (Santa Cruz, CA)


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