Jenn and I shared at the Parenting Seminar in Victory Greenhills last Saturday. There was one point when a discussion came up regarding identity.

“How you see your children greatly affects how they see themselves.”

We may try to ignore, neglect and even disagree with the statement but seeing this in the lives of people we’ve encountered only validates it. Coupled with it are surveys and research through the years.

“You will never amount to anything.”
“You’ll end up just like your dad … a lazy bum.”
“No matter how hard you try, you’ll always be a failure.”

These words pierce like a dagger and hurt like fresh wound.

The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. (Proverbs 18:21)

As parents, we have the power to bring life in our children’s situations or sentence death to their futures.