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9 things you shouldn't say to your child

We all say the wrong thing sometimes, leaving our kids feeling hurt, angry, or confused. Read on for some of the most common verbal missteps moms and dads make, and kinder, gentler alternatives. 'Leave me alone!' - 'You're so...' - 'Don't cry' - 'Why can't you be more like your sister?' - 'You know better than that!' - 'Stop or I'll give you something to cry about!' - 'Wait till daddy gets home!' - 'Great job!" or "Good girl!'