7 promises parents should never make

7 promises parents should never make


But, You Promised!

“Parents use promises for a variety of reasons—to bribe their child into doing what they want, to avoid a possible confrontation with their child, to spare their child from disappointment, to create hope in their child,” says Sylvia Rouss, an early childhood educator and author. But children are sticklers when it comes to promises—your word is your bond. “To break a promise is to break trust with your child”. 

 
Ouch Factor
The Promise: “It won’t hurt, I promise.”
The Fix: Pain is subjective, so while having a bandage removed may seem like nothing to you, your child may feel otherwise.  Instead of promising it won’t hurt at all, Rouss suggests saying, “This might hurt a little, but it will be over quickly.”
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