Parenting - Other | 3-13 yrs

Making Promises To Your Child


“Promises are worse than lies. You don’t just make them, you also make them hope” — anonymous.

Making a promise is an emotionally intense action. A promise made by a parent to his child fills the child with assurance and hope. But every promise comes with the possibility of it being fulfilled or broken by the person making the promise. Are you a parent who often breaks the promise made to his child?

According to an article titled ‘Broken Promises: The 3 Biggest Negative Effects Of Breaking Promises To Your Children’ written by Daniel in the Parent Herald, “When parents break their promises, they are unintentionally teaching their kids not to trust them. Many kids look for consistency between their parents' words and actions and when that does not happen, kids lose their trust on their parents.” Broken promises make children unhappy and gives rise to feelings of betrayal. An article on lists seven things that happen when parents break promises made to their children.

Therefore, it is of utmost importance that you keep every promise you have made to your child. By keeping your word, you will teach your child to keep his word and honour what he says when he grows up. Before you break your promise, give the thought a lot of consideration. Weigh what it would mean to your child and how you can make it up to him. Remember, making a promise to your child is serious business.

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