The way you speak to your child becomes their inner voice
– Unknown source
Yes. And I would add, the way you talk to yourself can also become your child’s inner voice. And whatever they do to compensate for both becomes their inner voice.
In short, whatever in us is unmet, unhealed, unloved, and unquestioned has ripple effects in the lives of those around us, and especially our children. It’s a reality we may not want to face, and it’s also – if we take it that way – a support and encouragement for our own healing and in finding kindness and curiosity towards ourselves.