Friday, February 4, 2011

The Power of Words

Words, whether spoken or written, can be extremely powerful.  This is what I am trying to convey to my 8-year old who is not always sensible about choosing his words.   

To help me with this task, I read Madonna's Mr. Peabody's Apples to him.  (I'm sure there are lots of other books out there (perhaps better ones) about the subject but this is what was in our at-home library).

This particular book is about the consequences of spreading rumors.  The book also talks about thinking twice before judging others.

We discussed that once words are spoken or written, they can never be taken back and some times feelings can be hurt.  

Therefore, we must always choose our words wisely and kindly.

A great lesson for little ones and grown ups alike.

Happy weekend to all!
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La said...

You're a good mom, Yanet.

Have a great weekend! La

Cathy said...

Aw, this is sweet. And yes, a very good lesson for everyone:)

Cassie Bustamante said...

so sweet. my son came home in the first couple weeks of kindergarten sad and upset because some girls had teased him and said he was a little kid and he wasn't 5. (he is small). oh it broke my heart- i cried about it when he wasn't looking, just because i hated seeing his little heart broken because he got teased. i told him all i wanted was for him to go to school and be nice to people and say nice things. i told him he didn't have to be nice to those girl, but if he wasn't going to be nice, he just should not speak to them. now they are all friends and his teacher handled it beautifully, but seeing what just some simple words did to his eager kindergarten attitude devastated me.

amanda torres said...

Great post. It reminds me that I shouldn't judge Madonna for wearing cones on her top half in the 90's. That and spreading rumors is vicious. I'm super thankful that you are teaching your son about choosing his words wisely. Well done!

michelle said...

Great post Yanet! I think that grown ups can learn as well. What a great mom for taking the time to read and talk with your boy, words are very powerful and it is so refreshing to see moms guide their children. :)

giozi said...

You right. I've never read Madonna :)
My mom always said that I talked with out thinking. :(
You gave him a good lesson

Completely Coastal said...

I don't have kids..., but I think it's wonderful that you sit down, read and teach! Not so sure that's what parents do these days anymore.

Adkins Fam said...

I should read this to my students--I am always looking for books like this to read. Even the "big kids" (5th/6th graders) need reminders :-) Adults too!!

Teachinfourth said...

Can I just tell you how much I love that book?

I love the last photo - the one of the sewn pillow in the room.

Dreamy Whites said...

Hi Yanet,
Thank you for stopping by today.
I wanted to tell you that you are more than welcome to use my images anytime. What color of chairs did you find? Don't you just love them.
My husband thought I was crazy when I brought my first two bistro chairs home.... He thought they were going to break... They are actually quite sturdy. : )
Have a wonderful weekend!
Take Care,
p.s. I LOVE this post! Your little boys are adorable.