Has your child ever accusingly said, "But you promised!"? Did you break a promise or did your child misinterpret a statement as a promise when no promise was intended? Being intentional about what is a promise and what is not can be helpful in avo...
When a child grows up with parents who only make promises they can keep, that child learns the value of a promise; and that child will grow up to be a person of integrity who also only makes promises that he or she can keep.
From an early age, all children believe that right at the top of the Ten Commandments is “Your parent shalt not break a promise.” And rue the parent who does. Broken promises can produce very unhappy children.
The expression on a child’s face when you don’t keep your promises is downright painful to see! Is there a greater disappointment for a child than when you do not keep your promises?
It is a common scenario for parents to break their promises to their children thinking that it has no significant bearing on their relationship. However, this line of thinking is incorrect.