“A torn jacket is soon mended, but hard words
bruise the heart of a child.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
They also follow the examples of their role models.
They are shaped by EVERYTHING in their environment; EVERYTHING.
It’s where before even 3 years old they learn from their role models how to respond to emotions/their feelings, etc..
How much children absorb is more than words can describe.
Hard words & hard behavior ‘can’ stifle the child’s spirit. And THAT is so sad. So wrong.
Smart, happy, loving. A free spirit ♡