There was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails & told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.
The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered dailI’m sorry, the wound will be still there.
Lesson to be learned: A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one and sometimes more deadly than the latter one.
A note for elders: Parents need to know that their words to their children have powerful, deep and long-lasting effects.