Let me tell you that words are powerful things. They cut deeply, like a knife, when used the wrong way. Those cuts reach all the way to the soul, and are difficult to heal. Sometimes they never heal.
If you know a parent who fits the description above, please advise them to stop. They are wreaking havoc with their child's psyche.
Such simple words! But words are mighty things;
They cast us down, or lift us up to rest;
They charm and strengthen, till our angel sings
The last of all the life-songs, and the best.
SARAH DOUDNEY, Some Words
Words once spoke can never be recall'd.
WENTWORTH DILLON, Art of Poetry
Use your words wisely - walk away before saying anything destructive. But blurt it out when you want to tell your children you love them.
I'll step down from my soapbox now...