Many times children don't realize the gravity of things they say. Their young impressionable minds pick up things from around them and begin following them. Being children, they are not equipped with the understanding to differentiate between right and wrong. This is where the role of parents becomes crucial. You have to closely observe whatever your child says because if you don't police their language in the initial days, they will adopt inappropriate phrases in their everyday language.
- "What have you ever done for me?": Children should never question the sacrifices that their parents have made in the process of raising them. It is very hurtful to ask your child about what you have done for them when you have given in your everything so that they can witness a bright future ahead.
- "This is not my job. The domestic help can look after it.": Both children and adults need to respect the dignity of labor. One should never stay heavy-headed and shy away from carrying out their work even when the parents can afford domestic help.
- "My parents earn more money than yours.": It is no business of the child to be concerned with how much their parents are earning or not. Especially, financial superiority should never be used as a factor to demean somebody else and their monetary status.
- "Your skin is so dark, and you look so ugly.": No person is born with the skin color of their choice; more so, there is no such thing as "ugly color." Unfortunately, usage of phrases like this gives birth to casual racism, which only intensifies, if not corrected at the right time.
- "That girl is so characterless. She will probably get raped.": Using as gruesome a crime as "rape" so causally is beyond the definition of "impolite" even. Nobody gets to defame another person, assassinate their character, and use "rape" jocularly. Nothing about rape or sexual assault is comical.
- "They are pretending to be depressed": We never know what the other person is going through. Accusing a depressed individual of "faking it" for the sake of clout only worsens it for the struggling person. Statements should not be made when you have never walked in their shoes.
- "It is just an animal that died. Who cares?": As important as it is for humans to empathize with each other, it is essential to be equally empathetic towards the poor speechless animals and birds. A compassionate feeling should be instilled towards every living creature and not just humans.
- "Your opinion doesn't matter since it's different than mine": Agree to disagree. Each of us is entitled to have our own opinions, and it is crucial to respect the difference of opinions that we hold as separate individuals.
- "You embarrass me in front of my friends. I am ashamed to be seen with you": As parents begin approaching their old age, children should not think they are not worth their time anymore. If anything, one should only be proud to be seen with their parents.
- "Your work is nothing in front of mine. I am so much better than you.": It is imperative to respect and acknowledge the amount of hard work and effort people put in while carrying out a particular task. It is effortless to criticize anyone but acclaiming someone's dedication makes us better human beings.
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