Are your words a “fountain” or are they destructive?
I believe one of the ways parents can be assured that their words are fountains of life is to be aware of how they talk to their kids. Being a fountain of life does not mean that you never say anything to correct or critique your child, it means that you choose to make “sandwiches” with your speech.
The kind of “sandwiches” I’m talking about are word sandwiches, and this is what it looks like: whenever you have something not-so-positive to say to your child like a correction, you use the sandwich approach.
Say something positive.
Express the negative or the correction.
Say something positive again.