As a parent and educator, I have seen that more often than not, parents have the best intentions when it comes to raising their kids. And raising wee ones is no doubt one of the most challenging callings you can personally take on (though, arguably, also one of the most rewarding). So it may be easy to understand why in our most exhausted moments we as parents may resort to simply repeating the mantras and advice we so often heard ourselves as kids.
But we now know that some of these harmless-seeming tidbits of often well-meaning guidance can subtly be sending the wrong messages to our kids. Here are the top 10 pieces of parenting advice we need to stop telling our kids.