Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. 0 of 8192 characters usedPost CommentNo HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. I am not a parent. The only way I can relate is to dealing with people that are overconfident due to way too much positive input creating overconfidence. It takes great patience, enduring love and a unique character to work with these beautiful young people. You are a man filled with compassion. Words are incredibly powerful. Thank you for being here and for your support. Found this gem of a HUB that is so very true. Being a special education teacher all my life has taught me to offer compassion at every turn and kind words to all. Anything else is uncalled for from me while others may hurl words every which way.

I see hurtful words from others as a call for help. I could probably do the Dr. Phil show ( although I never watch it). Keep writing Audrey/ Vocal Coach as many need your teachings. I still hear my mother’s words the last time I saw her. She was in a nursing home preparing to die of cancer. My sister and I were visiting her. I flew to California from Hawaii, and knew it would be the last time I saw my mother. I had spent my life wanting nothing but to win her love. She screamed to my sister, standing close by, “get her out of here! ” I fled her room hysterically. I never saw her again. Her painful words will forever live in my memory. Thank you so much Sha for being here and for your insightful comments. Audrey, it’s amazing how powerful words are. They can be uplifting and they can be devastating. Tone of voice and inflection has everything to do with how our words are received and perceived. You have a very important message here.

I’m pleased you have so many comments. Your message is being heard and passed on! I grew up being a recipient of hurtful words. To this day when I hear yelling and such, it bothers me. I’m glad to see you here and thank you for your vote up. I hate nasty words spoken to a child or an adult. I remember a family at our kid’s baseball games they never cared what child they yelled at and it finally got so bad they had to throw them out of the stands. I don’t understand people being that unkind. I’m so very glad to see you here. Your words are full of wisdom. I appreciate so much your being here. Everything you said hits close to home. It is an unflinching truth that isn’t always acknowledged, and I am glad that there are those are shining a spotlight on this issue. It becomes a vicious cycle, and we wonder why there is so much violence in the world.

Physical abuse is easier to identify, but emotional abuse penetrate further than any knife or bullet can touch. It punches holes in the spirit, leaving that child floundering to fill them, and as they grow up, seek out harmful methods to rid themselves of the pain. Bully doesn’t just happen in school, the home can be its most dangerous location, because who’s going to look. You have said it all. A very powerful and absolutely true statement. I’m an old lady now but still remember the hurtful words ( and words of praise ) that were hurdled at me when I was a child. Thanks for supporting me by reading my hub and commenting. Your words are so full of wisdom. And so are your magnificent hubs. Appreciate the votes and the sharing my beautiful friend. Thanks so much for sharing my hub with your followers. I’m grateful to find you here. Once you have split the word out from your mouth, you can’t take it back! 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA. This is a beautiful hub. Words indeed are powerful things and can have a variety of effects on the one receiving them.

Very well written and love all the quotes. Voted up/useful/beautiful and shared. Great Hub, useful for everybody. I have shared it with my followers. Arun Kanti – I’m very pleased to see you here. Your comments are so meaningful. I admire these words – “positive words can have a great supporting system healing the damages caused by abusive words.” Thank you my new fried for adding this. I will follow you on hubpages! Deb Welch – As a child I lived with the fear that accompanies verbal abuse and as you say, it must be dealt with at some point otherwise the repercussions last a lifetime. I’m glad you point this out. Thank you Deb for being here and for the vote up and across. 1776 – (I love your name) – I appreciate your taking the time to read my hub and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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