FamilyLife Blended®with Ron L. Deal
Saying Stupid Is Stupid Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Okay, it’s a bit hypocritical, but here goes: Saying “stupid” to your kids is stupid. Jackie’s husband corrects her 14-year-old’s behavior like if he forgets to bring home an assignment from school by calling it stupid. Jackie’s concerned that her son will hear, “You are stupid.” I think she’s right. That’s likely what her son will hear, especially if her husband repeats that type of thing over and over. Hey, kids internalize criticism. So, compliment their character and avoid labeling their behavior. You didn’t like it when I called you stupid; don’t label them stupid.
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