The Power of Words
Words CAN hurt them.
Words are very powerful, and can lift or crush others, especially young people who don't have a solid sense of self yet.
Teach them empathy, and to use words only in a loving way. Words can help people to achieve things they weren't sure they could, and words can bring people down to depression or suicide if their self-worth was already low.
Teach them that true power is in helping to build good, strong spirits, not to tear them down.
By Doe Zantamata