Updated: Dec 31, 2019
The Effect of Harsh, Scolding Words
In a home where harsh, fretful, scolding words are spoken, a child cries much; and upon its tender sensibilities are impressed the marks of unhappiness and discord. Then, mothers, let your countenance be full of sunshine. Smile, if you can, and the infant's mind and heart will reflect the light of your countenance as the polished plate of an artist portrays the human features. Be sure, mothers, to have an indwelling Christ so that on your child's plastic mind may be impressed the divine likeness.
Adventist Home, Chapter 71, Pg 436
Proverbs 15:1 KJV
A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs 16:24 KJV
24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.