• Tabitha Glenn

You gave birth, your work isn’t over…

Avoid shaming your child; rather focus on behavior: Shaming a child diminishes their worth. Example, a 10-year-old boy knocks over his milk at dinner for the third time this week and his father explodes in anger saying, “You idiot, can’t you be more careful?” Over time, these instances of shame make the child feel defective. A better approach is to focus on the behavior. Given the same situation, the father could say, “It’s okay. Let’s get a towel to clean it up; it’s just a mistake. Please ask for others to pass items to you at the table instead of reaching, okay?” A child doesn’t know how to correct being defective but he can learn to correct his behavior if given instruction in a supportive and encouraging way.


“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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