Parenting is hard. It's a cliched, blanket statement, but it holds a lot of truth, right? Kids are messy, they are loud, and they can drive you up a wall. But regardless of how they make you feel, there are some things you should never say to your child.
You learn from an early age the power words have over others, so just imagine the power you have when you speak to your child — the little person that's relying on you for absolutely everything. When you speak to them negatively, when you tell them they're being destructive or loud, when you shout at them to leave you alone, you're telling them one thing — that they don't matter. Kids can be influenced very easily. It won't take many times of you telling them that they are annoying before they start to believe that they are a nuisance their own mother can't handle. Certain phrases tear your children down instead of building them up and can have serious consequences for their self-esteem and confidence.
No one's saying you have to over-praise your child and tell them they are perfect, but you should use positive language, even when scolding, and remember that no matter how short your fuse is, they are children. They can't take the heat you're doling out like adults can and, whether you agree or not, you don't have a right to let your frustrations out on them. We all make mistakes, but take care to not say these 13 things to your child and keep their little hearts and minds on your own.