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3 Things You Should Stop Saying to Your Child

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As we all know, young children are impressionable. As they grow up, they’ll look to us as parents on how to act and view the world.

How we speak to our children also plays a big role in a child’s development and how they end up interacting with the world. Saying the wrong thing, even innocent phrases that seem harmless might have a negative effect.  

Studies done by child psychologists (like the professionals at New Vision Psychology) have discovered the phrases that are doing the most harm. Below, we’ve rounded up 3 common things we say to our kids that we should stop doing. Keep reading to find out what they are.

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