Language has great power to shape character and culture. Our choice of words and the way we use them can motivate and empower our children or humiliate and demotivate them. Sometimes when parents get frustrated with a certain misbehaviour of a child and feel powerless to change it, they give a hurtful label to the child to force him to correct his ways.
The Language of Virtues developed by Linda and Dan Popov, described in the Family Virtues Guide, provides an effective and gentle alternative for family communication. Using this language has proven to result in strengthening the virtues in children and deepening the bonds of unity and understanding among family members.