When it is us
I’m involved at our school’s Bible study class on a Wednesday. Actually not Bible study. More like praise and worship.
I am often the one they talk to. I don’t share what they tell me. It’s private and very personal. I would never do that.
What I can tell you though, is that we are the reason for most of their pain. Us. The parents.
Sometimes we don’t mean to. Unfortunately sometimes we do. Sometimes we hurt without even knowing how much pain we have caused.
Sit back at night and think about your day. Think if what you said had a negative impact on your child. I’m not talking about when they don’t like discipline. When they were told to help at home.
I’m talking about hurting them, most often with things we say.
You will never be good enough. You will never get a job. You are just like your dad (when you continually tell them how bad the father is)
Just think. If you were human and said hurtful things, just say sorry.