It is a parent’s job to protect, not to scar their children. Some parents may have good intentions and set out to protect their children, but may end up scarring them instead.
Cross words, raised voices, negative tones all create emotional scarring if they are continually being used. When we use sarcasm, lash out, use words that attack, undermine and pull down, the patterns and scarring will continue.
As parents, we must make ourselves aware of how we communicate with our children at every stage, because it is in the early years where emotional scarring begins. If children have emotional scarring in their childhood, they will carry it into their adult years.
When any child is scarred, it is important they learn to focus their attentions on developing self-love and self-confidence. It is also important they love and validate themselves, instead of trying to attempt to win their parents’ love, or vie for their attention, because in my experience that never works.
This Blog is dedicated to Erin Moran.