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.
It is our job to protect, not scar our 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 downs, the patterns and scarring will continue.
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 that never works.
If children have emotional scarring in their childhood, they will carry it into their adult years.
This Blog is dedicated to Erin Moran.