Parenting

Three phrases you shouldn’t say to your little one (and what to say instead)

Let’s face it, we parents are far from perfect and often dish out some rather dubious advice to our children.

But here are three phrases well-meaning parents should AVOID saying at all costs and what you can say instead.

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Emily Toxward

When former journalist Emily Toxward isn’t wrangling her three kids she’s juggling the demands writing and failing fabulously at being a domestic goddess. A published writer for nearly 20 years, Emily left full-time work in 2008 to have children and write from home. Always on the go, she spends her days negotiating with an army of little people she created and visits her local Gold Coast beaches for a little sanity.