I taught a class of ladies this morning and spoke on self-image. I encouraged them to understand how words affect their children's self-image. One of the ladies shared how her father constantly called her stupid and told her she would never amount to anything.
Parents provide the blueprint from which a child builds their life.
Proverbs 18:21 "Death and life are in the power of the tongue."
Provide positive words which a child can build upon. Encourage them, assure them of your love and support. Tell them they can achieve great things with hard work and perseverance.
"Let your speech be alway with grace" Colossians 4:6.