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Three Powerful Phrases Can Change a Child’s Life

November 18, 2013
By Keely Camden - School Bells columnist , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

According to some research, men speak an average of 7,000 words a day while women speak an average of 20,000. Among the thousands of words spoken each day, there are three powerful sayings with the potential to change a child's life. The power of words, especially in response to a child's performance or behavior, can have a profound impact on children and how they feel about themselves and their place in the world; this impact, however, can be negative or positive depending not only how something is said but also WHAT is said.

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