HOW WE ARE
When we label our children, we’re telling them who we expect them to be. They may feel they don’t have permission to not meet those expectations. Have you ever said any of these things?
“You’re such a chatterbox, why so quiet today?”
“You sure are serious today. That’s not like you.”
“I know that’s not really your thing.”
You may be thinking to yourself “Okay, I may label my children, but I don’t actually say it out loud so it doesn’t count.”
But it does.