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Words matter—and aging parents are vulnerable to their impact.

We’ve all done it.

Blurted out something in haste or frustration—or just because we don’t understand where the other person is coming from.

When we’re on the receiving end of such thoughtless remarks, it’s a painful reminder of how much words matter—and how much help or harm can accompany them.

In fact, our pastor is currently in the midst of an excellent sermon series entitled, “Me and My Big Fat Mouth.”

Fortunately for everyone in our lives—Dave and I have been taking copious notes.

We’re all vulnerable to the hurtful words of others—and aging parents are particularly so. In “8 Things Not to Say to Your Aging Parents,” writer Linda Bernstein gives us some great reminders.

Click through the slideshow at the top of her article for Next Avenue to see what phrases you might want to avoid.

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